Competition Rules and Regulations

Rules apply to both Primary and Post Primary Schools


1.1 Team members submitting an entry must be registered students in a second level school from the Republic of Ireland to be a valid entry. The Promoter (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, situated at Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2) reserves the right to seek verification from the relevant school of the registration of any students who have entered the competition.

1.2 It is the responsibility of all participating schools to give permission for their students to participate in the programme and oversee their participation therein. A teacher/principal must sign each team's entry form to validate permission for all participants. The promoter is not liable in any way for costs, expenses, damages, liability or injury arising out of or in any way connected with the Awards programme.

1.3 Each team will comprise of a minimum of two and a maximum of six students.

1.4 Entries must be anchored in energy / climate change related topics as outlined in the project pack and on the website.

1.5 The closing date for the receipt of Campaign Proposals is Friday 11th November 2016.

1.6 Each teacher that enters teams into the competition will go into a prize draw for a teacher’s prize of a voucher for a luxury weekend away for two people. The winner will be announced in May 2017 and notified by phone, email or mail. The teacher’s prize is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.  No cash equivalents are available as an alternative for the prize that is offered.

1.7 The top 20 Primary teams and 50 Post Primary teams will be selected and notified the week beginning 18th December 2016.

1.8 The top 20 Primary teams and 50 Post Primary teams will receive a workshop with their One Good Idea mentor in January 2017 in their school.

1.9 The top 20 Primary teams and 50 Post Primary teams will receive feedback and assistance from the One Good Idea team on how to activate their campaign and document it in their Presentation Pitch throughout January/February 2017.

1.10 The closing date for receipt of the Presentation Pitch is 10th March 2017 or such later date as may be advised on the website.

1.11 The Presentation Pitch must include a campaign diary form (as provided). Teams may also submit a DVD/CD with a two minute sample of their work, this is optional.

1.12 Teams must submit a short film of their Presentation Pitch by email, DVD or USB.

1.13 Please keep a record of all creative pieces on an electronic/or digital format. The Promoter requests that all audio pieces can be electronically transferred.

1.14 Real Nation, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and AIB cannot accept responsibility for lost, damaged or delayed entries.  Proof of posting is not proof of receipt.  Entries cannot be returned to entrants.

1.15 The final 20 teams will be announced and notified in April 2017.

1.16 Employees and family members of employees or persons directly associated with Real Nation, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland or AIB are not eligible to enter this competition.

1.17 The personal details of entrants will be used solely for the distribution of prizes. Once the winner has been selected, all personal details submitted by entrants will be treated with confidence.

1.18 Prize winners will receive money for the school to go towards a supplier or vendor of their choice, pertaining to the topic of energy and environmental sustainability, and to be spent on measures that will help improve the energy and environmental performance of their school.

1.19 Individual prizes, all of which are based on the category of the prize winner, will be detailed on the website in advance of the National Final, May 2017.

1.20 The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash equivalents are available as an alternative for the prizes that are offered.

1.21 Prize winners will receive their trophies on the day of the National Final and prize money will be sent to schools no later than 30 working days after the National Final.

1.22 Prize winners and teachers may be asked to participate in publicity (photographs, interviews, quotations etc), in which case consent forms will be made available.

1.23 Copyright of all original material entered in this competition is retained by the author. By submitting a project for entry, the entrants and the relevant school or college grant the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland the right to reproduce the entry (in full or in part) on the radio, on the website at or in such other publication as the Authority might nominate, without payment.

1.24 The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland reserves the right to amend, withdraw or terminate the competition or alter the specification of the competition without prior notice should that specified be unavailable for reasons beyond their control.

1.25 Notwithstanding that the winners may have been declared, if the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland discovers before the distribution of prizes that for any reason under these rules a winner should have been ineligible to enter the competition or if the entry should have been declared invalid, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland reserves the right to determine that a winning team is disqualified.

1.26 All entrants agree to be bound by the rules of the competition; failure on the part of any entrant to adhere to any or all of these rules will render the entry in question invalid. Competition Campaign Proposals and Presentation Pitch entries must be sent to One Good Idea, c/o Real Nation, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8T:  01 5224830 F: 01 5224809 E:


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