FESTIVAL

Participant Information for IYPA Finalists

The Festival will take place on Friday 15 May 2019 at University College Dublin. Below you will find important information about how to submit your final project and where the Festival will be held.

  1. ENTRY INFORMATION

    Your entry will consist of 2 elements: (1) a visual thinking display in the form of a poster (no larger than A1) and (2) your project. You should bring all posters to the Festival to display on Wednesday 15th May.

  2. BEFORE THE FESTIVAL: SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT BY FRIDAY 11TH MAY

    ESSAY/ RECORDING/POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
    If your project is an essay, recording (podcast, film, etc.) or PowerPoint presentation please email it to youngphilospherawards@ucd.ie by Wednesday the 8th of May. If this will not be possible, please email and let us know.

    SECOND POSTER
    If your project is a poster (so you will be bringing two posters – the visual thinking display and the project itself) please email us by 8th May at youngphilospherawards@ucd.ie and let us know what size your project poster is.

    OTHER FORMAT
    If your project is another format, please email us by 8th May at youngphilospherawards@ucd.ie and let us know what it is!

  3. FESTIVAL VENUE AND DATE

    The Festival will take place on Wednesday 15 May. The venue is O’Reilly Hall at University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Please see the attached map of UCD with O’Reilly Hall circled in red. On the map O'Reilly Hall is Map Reference: 45 C7.

  4. GENERAL INFORMATION

    FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    8.30am: Doors Open

    8.30am – 10.30am: Finalists Set-up Posters and Projects

    9.30am – 12.30pm: Judging

    12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch

    1.30pm – 3pm: The IYPA Awards Ceremony

    3pm – 5pm: Pack-up Projects and Posters

    5pm: Doors Close

    • Please present at registration at O’Reilly Hall to receive your display stall number upon arrival.
    • All Finalists have been allocated display boards with a designated number.
    • Finalists should immediately set-up their poster and project in their designated display stall. The set-up of the venue will be similar to the BT Science Award.
    • Students will be invited to speak to the public and the judges about their projects in front of their stall. Classes and groups should designate representatives to speak as required.
    • Finalists who have indicated their project as AV and requested power, have been allocated a display booth with a power socket.
    • Finalists whose project includes films, Powerpoint, podcasts, websites, or other items that require electronic media should bring their own laptop or other electronic equipment to display their project.
    • All electronic equipment will be brought to UCD at the owner’s own risk.
    • Prizes will be designated by age group, entrant categories and topic. The judges’ decision is final.
    • Please be on time and arrive at UCD as early as possible to set-up your poster and arrange your display.
    • There will be lunch, snacks and drinks available to purchase on the day. You may also want to bring your lunch with you.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival on Wednesday 15 May!

Let us know if you have any further questions.

With best from the IYPA Team

For inquiries, please contact: youngphilospherawards@ucd.ie

The Awards Festival will take place on 15 May 2019.

The festival will be at University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

At the Festival you will have the opportunity to discuss your thinking so it is important to be prepared! This is not a formal presentation or a speech.
Rather, it is an opportunity to share your philosophical thinking with students from around Ireland, as well as professional philosophers and the public.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO:

  • Practice briefly explaining your title, thinking and conclusions.
  • Consider any questions which could arise from your work.
  • Talk to people about your project.
  • Be open to “disruptive” ideas and alternative points of view.
  • Listen, discuss and contribute to other people’s thinking in a constructive way.
  • Present yourself neatly and be welcoming.
  • If you are in a group, make sure every member has the opportunity to take part and contribute to discussions.