BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition | Trophy Design Competition

Posted 23.10.20

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) and DCCI are running a new BTYSTE perpetual trophy design competition, which will be presented to the winner(s) of the BTYSTE in January 2021.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition for second level students across the island of Ireland.  This year marks the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which will take place in January 2021.

The BTYSTE has been at the epicentre of cultivating Irish students’ interest and talent in STEM and is now one of the longest running science fairs worldwide. It is a celebration of creativity in science, innovative thinking and excelling beyond perceived limits. Some of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs have begun their journey at the BTYSTE.

For the first time in the exhibition’s history, the BTYSTE will be transformed into a virtual event, allowing students to showcase their ideas to a national and international audience.

BT Ireland is the proud sponsor of the BTYSTE and has been for over 20 years. In 2019, BT Ireland launched their new logo and the ‘Beyond Limits' campaign. This brought into focus BT’s ambition to help families, communities, and companies in Ireland and around the world, thrive in a digital future. BT Ireland’s goal is to remove the barriers of today to realise the potential of tomorrow.

To mark the introduction of the Beyond Limits campaign and the new BT Ireland logo, BTYSTE is collaborating with the DCCI and inviting clients to submit their designs for a new perpetual trophy, which will be presented to the winner(s) of the BTYSTE in January 2021.

How to apply

DCCI Clients can now apply from today, Friday 23 October, 2020 online at:

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 13 November

A judging panel will select the overall winning entry, this panel has been put together by BT Ireland and DCCI.

The overall winner of the trophy design competition will receive a cash award of €3,000 and the honour of having their trophy design created and presented to the winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

The winning entry will be selected week commencing 16th November 2020 and the winner will be notified by phone or email on Friday 27 November 2020.

Manufacturing and materials used in the final replication may be substituted or altered from the entrant’s design concept to best fulfil feasibility and cost criteria.

Download the full entry brief and Ts&Cs here

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