How to Enter


How to Enter

Any school in County Donegal interested in entering should first make contact with the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal.

Competition Categories:

Normally a teacher enters a whole class for the competition.

  • Transition, LCVP or Leaving Cert classes can enter the Senior Competition.
  • Second Year and Junior Certs can enter the Intermediate competition.
  • First Year students can enter the Junior Competition.

Group Work:

The class is then divided into groups of any size up to five students per group. Individuals can run their own enterprise but we would encourage teachers to try and get students to work in a group setting.

School Competition:

Groups within each school firstly enter a school competition normally held early in the New Year.Many schools invite representatives in from the local business community to help judge and select winners on the day. Depending on the local capacity in your area, a number of winning projects (i.e. one or more) will be invited to attend the County final.

County Competition:

The County final will be judged using the same criteria as the school final. Successful groups from your school will be competing against successful groups from other schools in the region.

A county winner in each of the three categories, Senior, Intermediate and Junior, will be chosen to represent the Donegal Local Enterprise Office at the National Final to be held in May each year.

National Competition:

Winners of the National Final receive a range of prizes. In addition, they are normally profiled in the national media.