FAQ & TIPS

  1. WHO CAN TAKE PART?
    Students in 3rd to 6th class of Primary School and all secondary students on the island of Ireland are invited to take part.
  2. DO YOU NEED TO APPLY THROUGH YOUR SCHOOL?
    No, applications from individuals or groups outside of schools are also welcome. However an adult must be available to accompany you to the Festival.
  3. HOW TO APPLY
    Simply return the completed application form by post (address on the form). Application form and postal address available at
    www.youngphilosopherawards.ucd.ie/submit
  4. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
    UPDATE! There is no application fee for the IYPA this year!
  5. WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE FESTIVAL BE HELD?
    The Awards Festival will take place on 18 May 2018. The Festival will be at University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

DEVELOPING A QUESTION Do some research on your topic, discuss with friends and family, or use it as the starting point of a class inquiry.

MAKE A VISIBLE THINKING DISPLAY OF THIS STAGE.

WHAT IS A VISIBLE THINKING DISPLAY?:
No matter what form your final project takes (essay, film, artwork etc), every entry must include a VISIBLE THINKING DISPLAY of the inspiration and thinking behind the project. It might be a mind map, a series of pictures, a poster covered in sticky-notes – it’s up to you!

YOUR DISPLAY SHOULD BE

  • No more than A1 in size.
  • A poster, mindmap, storyboard, art work, or any other visual media.
  • Easy to understand with clear links to your final project.
  • Suitable to hang up on the wall – don’t write on both sides!
  • Neat - use a clear font that can be read from a distance (where applicable), and have no spelling or grammatical mistakes.
  • Well-researched and include your sources e.g. people who contributed to your thinking, books, articles or websites you consulted etc.