Submissions closing soon for the Making Dublin Greener schools competition

by Rachel Cunningham
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Secondary school students have until October 27 to submit their sustainability projects to the Dublin Gazette’s Making Dublin Greener, sponsored by the Department of Education and CARO. 

Why engage with Making Dublin Greener? 

By getting involved in Making Dublin Greener, classes can inform their fellow students, teachers, parents and guardians about the impacts of climate change and possible solutions in their areas, leading to networks of climate-resilient communities across Dublin. 

Making Dublin Greener means making Dublin a healthier, more environmentally-friendly and desirable place to live and work. 

Project details 

Each project summary must be between 300-700 words, with a maximum of six drawings, photos or illustrations to accompany the description. Video entries under 3 minutes will also be accepted. 

Classes can draw inspiration from the sustainable development goals (SDG) to assist them in choos-ing their project theme. Set up by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 as targets to be achieved by 2030, their descriptions can be found here:

These 17 goals span a range of sustainable issues, from quality education to gender equality and sustainable cities and communities to climate action. Using these SDGs as guidelines, consider how you could implement one or more of these themes in your class, school or local community. 


The winners of the competition will be announced at the Making Dublin Greener Secondary Schools Awards event, which will take place on December 1. 

The category winners will receive a prize of €2,000 and a prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the Making Dublin Greener special merit winner. 

Winners will be featured in the Dublin Gazette newspaper, online and on our social media plat-forms. 

Judging criteria 

The competition will be judged by representatives from the Department of Education and the Dub-lin Gazette. Each project can receive a maximum total of 30 marks, the criteria for which has been broken down into three categories, presentation, environmental impact and social impact, which will each be scored out of 10. 

For further information or to make submit your registration, email the Dublin Gazette’s Manager, Liz Ferris at [email protected]

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