Main awards

Details about our main awards

See listed below all the awards that will be made at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017.

BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year 2017
Individual or Group

  • BT Young Scientist(s) of the Year Trophy (perpetual)
  • Cheque for €5,000 / £4,500
  • The chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia

Best Individual or Best Group

  • BT trophy (perpetual)
  • Cheque for €2,400 / £2,160*

Runner-up Individual and Runners-up Group

  • BT trophy (perpetual)
  • Cheque for €1,200 / £1,080*

Please note if the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year is awarded to an Individual, a Best Group Award will also be made. If the BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year is awarded to a Group, a Best Individual Award will also be made.

Category awards

There are 36 prizes for individuals and 36 prizes for group projects. The prizes take the form of 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections of each of the four categories:

  1. Technology
    e.g. communications, electronic systems, robotics, computing, control technology, applications of technology, biotechnology, automation.
  2. Biological & Ecological Sciences
    e.g. agriculture, anatomy, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, horticulture, physiology, medical science, veterinary science.
  3. Social & Behavioural Sciences
    e.g. economic, geographical, psychological or sociological studies of human behaviour, nutrition, social anthropology, political science.
  4. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences
    e.g. chemistry, physics, mathematics, applied mathematics, geology, engineering, computer programming, meteorology, astronomy.

The prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize of €300 / £270* for both individual and group projects
  • 2nd prize of €225 / £202* for both individual and group projects
  • 3rd prize of €150 / £135* for both individual and group projects

In the event of a tie in any category, the prize money will be split equally. A number of highly commended and display awards will also be awarded in each category by the panel of judges.

* Exchange rate dependent

Travel Awards

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Special Awards

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