It Starts Here

10th – 13th January,
RDS Dublin

It Starts Here
2017 highlights


until the closing date for entries for the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition


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About the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

In 1963 two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico, America. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born. BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 18 years.

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Key facts

  • 54 years of making history
  • BT will celebrate 18 years of involvement this year
  • 4,591 students from 375 schools entered 2,091 projects for the 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
  • There are over 140 awards
  • Since 1965, over three quarters of a million people have visited the Young Scientist Exhibition
More info on key facts

The BTYSTE Archive

Welcome to the BTYSTE Archive

A warm welcome back to you – whether you were a past participant, a teacher, partner or a visitor since 1965, we hope you find something in this archive that makes you smile.


Exhibition FAQs


Judging will commence on Wednesday 10th January 2018 from 3.00pm and will continue all day Thursday. Final judging will be completed on Friday morning.


When a student confirms that they will exhibit a project, one of the available stand spaces will be allocated against that project. It is the teacher’s responsibility to check with students before the Christmas holidays to confirm that they are still planning to participate. If a project has to be withdrawn please let us know immediately. Call 1800 924 362 from the Republic of Ireland or 0800 917 1297 from Northern Ireland or email: before 16th December 2017. Failure to do so may lead to the disqualification of participation in the project in future years.

When you arrive at the RDS register with the BT team at the Teacher Reception Desk, where you will receive your Exhibition ID pass. It is imperative that you wear this at all times for security reasons. Tea and coffee will be served throughout the day in a designated teachers’ area on the main hall balcony. You will receive complimentary lunch vouchers when you register and these can also be used in the teachers’ area.
We are delighted to welcome new teachers to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Help is on hand if you run into any problems. Phone our helpdesk numbers and we will direct you to a number of teachers who work with us on the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. School visits to the Exhibition
Why not celebrate your school’s participation in the competition by encouraging your colleagues to bring a class along. Or if you are not participating this year why not bring your class along to experience the buzz around the event and maybe that will encourage them to enter next year’s competition. More information will be sent to schools in October/November with regard to booking school visits.ition



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