Euroscola Poster Competition - European capital cities in 1916
Attention!! Transition Year - History - Geography All Senior Cycle students (4th & 5th year)
Would you like to visit Strasbourg?
Would you like to bring a group of students to visit the European Parliament?
Would you like your school to represent Ireland at our youth parliament, Euroscola?
The European Parliament is awarding almost €8,000 to help you do just that.
If you enter our competition and win, then 24 students and two teachers from your school will travel to Strasbourg to take part in Euroscola, a one-day youth parliament for 16-18 year olds.
This year’s Euroscola competition is based on the 1916 Easter Rising in a European context. World War One was in its second year, but despite the bloodshed on the battle fields, life continued across Europe.
We are asking students to design a poster depicting events taking place in the capital cities of Europe while the Easter Rising was unfolding in Dublin in 1916. We are looking for a snapshot of what life was like across Europe at the time of the Easter Rising.
The poster may be drawn/painted or computer generated and may be in English or Irish. The minimum size is A4 and maximum size is A1.
How to enter
Your entry must contain the following contact details:
- Name and address of school
- Name of student
- Name of teacher
Send your entries by post to:
European Parliament Information Office in Ireland
12-14 Lower Mount Street
Dublin D02 W710
Closing date for entries: Friday, 18th November (5:00pm)
There is no limit on the number of entries per school. Students can work alone or in teams.
Two schools from each of the three European Election constituencies will win a subsidised Euroscola trip for 24 students, aged 16-18, and two teachers to Strasbourg. Each winning school will receive a travel subsidy of approx. €300 per person which covers most of the travel costs.
The six winning schools will be announced on our website www.europarl.ie/youth on
Winning schools will attend Euroscola in the first half of 2017.
If you have any questions please contact:
Anne McEvoy-Smyth By email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or call: 01-605 7900
View winners of previous competitions below.
2015 Euroscola Competition Winners
The 2015 Euroscola Competition required schools to design their own European-themed competition amongst their students. The winning schools were the ones which designed the most creative and imaginative competitions. Winners included board game designs, videos, poems, refugee welcome packs and more!
2014 The Six Word Challenge
The 2014 Euroscola competition was based on the Ernest Hemingway six-word challenge. Students were asked to send a message to their MEP(s) in just six words. The competition really caught the imagination of teachers and students alike with more than 3,000 entries. The aim of the competition was to engage with as many young people as possible in a simple yet challenging way and at the same time raise awareness of the European Parliament and the Irish MEPs.
2013 European Elections - Take Part!
In the Take Part! competition students were asked to design an eye-catching, informative flyer, in English or Irish, publicising the European Elections in May 2014. The theme of the competition was Take Part! Students highlighted the importance of the elections while also encouraging voters to take part.
2012 Web Page Design
In 2012 students had to design an imaginary European-themed web page that could feature on their school's website. The web page could contain information about their local MEPs, the European Parliament, European nationalities within their school etc.
2011 European Studies Web Page Design
The 2011 Euroscola competition required students to design an imaginary European-themed web page that could feature on their school's website. The web page could contain information about their local MEPs, the European Parliament, European nationalities within their school etc.
2010 Bookmark Design
Design a Bookmark was the 2010 competition based on the themes :
- 2011 European Year of Volunteering
- The EU & Nature Preservation
- The EU & the Environment
- The EU & Development Aide
- The EU & Energy
- The EU & Climate Change