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Local School Children Encouraged To Enter Junior Spider Awards

The deadline for the 2015 eircom Junior Spider Awards is fast approaching and primary and post primary schools across the North County have just a matter of weeks to submit their projects. The closing date for the Awards, now in their sixth year, is 11th March 2015. The Awards, established to highlight how local primary and post primary students embrace the internet, also mark the innovative ways it is used both in school and in their daily lives. 

Similar to previous years, the Awards are divided into three main categories: The Mega Spiders aimed at primary level; and the Giga and Tera Spiders which are aimed at post primary level. The Giga Spiders are open to 1st to 3rd year students and the Tera Spiders are open to 4th to 6th year students. For the first time a new – and very popular category – has been added aimed at Transition Year projects, as well another cross-category award focused on the coding of websites.

Commenting on the Awards, Lisa Comerford, Consumer Marketing Director and Chairperson of the eircom Junior Spider Awards Judging Panel said, “These Awards continue to mirror the astounding ability of students of all ages, and we are constantly impressed with the standard of entries. It is not an easy task to choose a shortlist from the talent that we see each year, and the judges have a very hard task ahead. I would like to thank the students and teachers who devote so much time and energy into competing.”