Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the FAQ’s from our recent on-line Q&A’s – but also cross reference with our Rules https://btyoungscientist.com/rules
Read around your topic and do as much research as possible. The more information you know on your topic the better!
Yes! Start as you mean to go on, if the project is going to be presented in Irish, the complete application should be too.
A Judge likes to see a novel idea or an expansion on an existing scientific method and of course that the students have enjoyed the journey! Choose something you really enjoy and let this passion shine. Being passionate about the topic and knowing your stuff really helps to make a project shine.
This is entirely up to you, but you don’t want to leave everything to the last minute and stress yourself out! Starting now, Make a plan and try stick to it. Remember if you are based in Republic of Ireland you can use the hours you work on your project for The Bronze Gaisce Award, see the terms and conditions here https://btyoungscientist.com/gaisce-dofe-awards/
Not imperative at all, it all depends on the project itself! If you do need outside help, majority of the work needs to be the students own, always remember that!
Would competing in the BT Young Scientist open any doors for opportunities I might not have had before?
Yes, it does! past winners and past participants have received scholarships, work experience and jobs before, so lots of opportunity out there!