Frequently asked questions


Judging will commence on Wednesday 8th January 2020 from 3.00pm and will continue all day Thursday. Final judging will be completed on Friday morning.

Withdrawl of qualified project

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If a project has to be withdrawn please let us know immediately.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: youngscientist@bt.com before 13th December 2019. Failure to do so may lead to the disqualification of participation in the project in future years.

Teacher faclities at the exhibiton

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.

Please note that students must not take down their project or leave the hall before 5.30pm on Saturday 11th January 2020 as members of the public will be visiting the Exhibition. If you, as the participating teacher, are not attending the RDS for any reason and need to send a substitute supervisor or parent in your place, this must be confirmed in writing by your school in order that this change may be recorded by 13th December 2020.

New teachers

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

School visits

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.

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