Please see all competition rules below.
Who can enter:
- One entry per person per category.
- Multiple entries from the same school are welcome.
- Teachers or principals must be aware that the project is being entered.
- Students educated at home are eligible to enter, provided that the student is registered with the National Education Welfare Board and supply a copy of the registration certificate with the entry form online.
- Students are split into three year groups as specified below. There will be a winner in each category in each year group, as well as an overall Grand Prix winner in each year group.
Primary school / up to year 7 in Northern Ireland.
1st - 3rd year students / year 8, 9, 10, 11 in Northern Ireland.
4th - 6th year students/ year 12, 13, 14 in Northern Ireland.
Individual and groups:
- Students may enter as an individual. or as a group of up to 3. Students entering in groups must be from the same school and year group.
- If students are shortlisted for a category, they are invited to attend the awards with up to 2 other students and up to 2 teachers.
- In the case that a school or class have all taken part in creating the website, then up to 3 students and 2 teachers may represent the group, if shortlisted.
- Only shortlisted entrants will attend the awards ceremony and lunch. All entrants are invited to attend the exhibition.
What to enter:
- All entries must be made online.
- A fully functioning website and completed entry form need to be submitted for each entry.
- All entries are in English, except for the ‘Best Irish Website’ category.
- The student entering must complete the majority of the project. Help is allowed, but the entrant must understand all the work being done.
- All work entered must belong to the entrant. Copyright infringements will be taken very seriously.
- If a student enters a website into an unsuitable category, the judges will have the right to move it to its appropriate category.
- All sites entering the award must display the Junior Spiders logo on their home page. The image and text will be supplied to each entrant upon confirmation of receipt of their entry.
- Teacher’s names must be included on the entry form in order to be the point of contract for each entry.
- Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted.
- Judges decision is final.
The information provided will be used by Junior Spiders Awards for the sole purpose of processing the application, for feedback, and for contacting you in relation to the competition.
Your entry may be used to promote the awards if you agree to this on the entry form.
Once you have entered:
Once the closing date has passed students are allowed to continue updating those elements of their sites that require continuous updating, such as news sections, however no further development work may take place on the site until after the presentation night on 5th March.
- When: Tuesday, 5th March 2013.
- Where: The RDS, the Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
- There will be an exhibition open to all competition entrants in the morning.
- The awards ceremony and lunch which will take place in the afternoon.
Students should be prepared to attend the prize giving and be prepared to do interviews with the media if their site is in the final selection.