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Take a Step Back in Time and Enter the BT Masters at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016

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BT Masters

Today, RTE presenter Rick O’Shea helped to launch the BT Masters, a new competition in association with the 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 20 with a creative idea who wished they had the chance to enter the BTYSTE when they were in school. BT is calling on entrants to submit their application by Friday 27th November 2015. Go to www.btyoungscientist.com/btyste-masters for more information. Pictured with Rick O’Shea is Maureen McNulty and students, Sophie Farrell and Hannah Smith.

Take a Step Back in Time and Enter the BT Masters at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016

  • BT competition offers over 20s the chance to express their creativity through STEM

Dublin, Sunday, 1st November 2015: Ever wished you had taken part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition? Ever dreamt that you could present your idea to a panel of expert judges? Well now is your chance. Today, RTE presenter Rick O’Shea launched the BT Masters, a new competition taking place at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). The BT Masters will appeal to everyone who wished they had entered the Exhibition when they had the chance or may want to revisit the great experience they had when they were involved!

This special competition is open across the island of Ireland to anyone aged 20 or older. Entrants must submit a one page proposal into one of the four designated categories; Technology; Biological and Ecological Sciences; Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences; or Social and Behavioural Sciences, by Friday 27th November to btmasters2016@gmail.com.

Speaking at the launch today, RTE presenter Rick O’Shea commented; “This is everyone’s chance to literally take a step back in time. I am a huge fan of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition having attended it for the past years and the idea of the BT Masters drums up all sorts of nostalgia and trips down memory lane. I hear it every year I’m there from the parents and even the teachers who regret not entering when they were in school and there are some others who remember it as the highlight of the school calendar. This is a great opportunity for all these people to get involved in 2016 and submitting an entry is really simple so get those thinking caps on!”

The BT Masters entries will be shortlisted prior to Christmas and the selected candidates will be invited to present their idea at the RDS on Wednesday 6th January to the expert judging panel. As well as receiving a trophy, the overall winner will receive a prize fund of €1,000.

Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland, said: “We are delighted to introduce the BT Masters into the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016. We have seen so much emerging talent come through the RDS from secondary school students so we thought it would be a great idea to see how the adults would fare when asked to demonstrate their creativity with the critical STEM subjects. I have no doubt that there are plenty of people across the island of Ireland who are overflowing with ideas, whether just out of college or retired for many years. We’re really looking forward to receiving the entries over the coming month and I look forward to meeting our shortlisted entrants in January.”

To submit an entry for the BT Masters you must complete a one page proposal outlining your idea and send this along with your details to btmasters2016@gmail.com no later than Friday 27th November.

Further information and full terms and conditions are available on www.btyoungscientist.com/btyste-masters.

 

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