The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is a world renowned competition which engages young people in activity that will develop their creativity and potential.

Preparations are currently underway for the 2016 exhibition which will take place from  January 6 to 9 at the RDS in Dublin.

To enter, the individual or group must submit a one-page proposal outlining their project idea before the closing date of September 29.

Here’s 11 reasons to get involved in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

1. Bring science to life

It’s a way of taking science outside the four walls of the classroom and discovering and investigating what is all-around you.

2. The chance to travel

If you’re lucky enough to win, you’ll go on to represent the competition at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists!

3. Stand out from the crowd

It’s a brilliant extra-curricular activity to put on your CV or application form for college/ university. It shows a real passion for science and an ability to think for yourself.

4. Prizes are in store

And although a love for science and technology lies at the heart of all the entries, we’re sure everyone has an eye on the 120 prizes that can be won. There is prize fund of over £20,000 and trips to the United States to be won for students and teachers.

5. Make your school proud

You get the chance to represent your school and town at the exhibition in the RDS which is a real honour.

6. Inspire the youth of today and showcase their talents

The rewards aren’t just confined to entrants. Teachers will see real, long-term benefits by getting involved. It’s a great way to get pupils inspired about the vital subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths and a brilliant way to showcase your school’s scientific strengths.

7. You’re not alone

You can work as part of a team of up to three people or you can work individually.

8. Something for everyone

You can enter a project in one of four main categories – Technology, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Biological and Ecological Sciences.

9. Make it your own

Imagine your own discovery, what are you interested in, what are you passionate about, why not do a project on that…..

10. Fun, friends & more fun

If you qualify you will get to spend four days in Dublin meeting like-minded young people and enjoy both the exhibition but also the fun of the student club each evening.

11. It’s 52 years young

Why not get involved in something that has been running for so long and become part of the ongoing legacy of this fantastic initiative?

For more information on the exhibition and for details on how to enter log onto

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