Awards Are Live!

Its that time of year again, so let’s start planning for Creative TechFest 2021!

Awards categories are live!

Early submissions will be entered into a monthly competition so there are even more chances of winning cool prizes!

Check out the awards categories and guidelines:

1000
Young people
200
Staff and Volunteers
100
Youth Settings

A National Event with a Regional Approach!

Creative Tech Fest is an annual celebration. It is open to young people from ages 8 to 18. Any youth worker,Staff member, volunteers or teacher that has taken part in a training with Camara Ireland are eligible to support young people take part with their youth group or class.

Submit your projects for Monthly Awards !
A National Event with a Regional Approach!

You can take part from home, or in your youth clubs or local school with support from your TechSpace Educator, Youth Worker or Teacher! 

 

ESB Creative TechFest 2020 Celebrations

ESB Creative TechFest 2020 Celebrations

Over 1000 young people from over 50 youth organizations and Gaelscoileanna across Ireland met on October 28th 2020 to celebrate their technology creations, inventions, and inspirations.

The live event was broadcast on Youtube and accessible from the homes, youth clubs, or schools of young TechSpacers across the country. Over 150 projects were submitted in 2020. As well as announcing over 20 award winners on the day, there were also youth performances and inspiring tech talks from Daithí Ó Sé, Chris is Ainm Dom, and Cairde. 

Young People’s creative technology projects from TechSpacers across Ireland were showcased in a National TechSpace Virtual Reality Gallery.

Accessible from your phone or home device, but enhanced by your ESB Creative Tech Fest Virtual Reality Headset sent straight to your home,  you could walk around view other projects, and be part of a youth exhibition with a difference! 

 

Take a look at past Monthly Award Winners!

Take a look at past Monthly Award Winners!

Creative Tech Fest Monthly Winners are being recognized for their outstanding work – Take a look at some of the past winning creative projects and people! From a rap about Anxiety to a coding project about being on the autistic spectrum… young people have a creative voice and they are using technology to showcase it!

 

ESB Creative TechFest 2020 Awardees!

ESB Creative TechFest 2020 Awardees!

There was inspirational competition entries last October and it was overwhelming to see the work and commitment of both TechSpace Educators and young people. Lockdown 2020 affected us all, it was truly amazing to see so many creative submissions from TechSpacers across Ireland working from home with support from their youth workers and teachers. 

 

 

 

Creative Tech Fests gone by

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ESB Creative Tech Fest 2020

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2018

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2018

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2018

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2018

Creative Tech Fest 2017

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Creative Tech Fest 2017

Creative Tech Fest 2017

Creative Tech Fest 2016

Creative Tech Fest 2016

Creative Tech Fest 2015

Creative Tech Fest 2015

Creative Tech Fest 2014

Creative Tech Fest 2014

Category 1: Digital Creativity Awards

1A. Video Production – Mobile Video, Music Video, Documentary, Fiction create your own visual story!

1B. Audio Production – Podcast, music, spoken word, radio documentary let’s have a listen!

1C. Photography/Design – Photoshop, Canva, your phone camera, DSLR – express yourself!

 

Category 2: STEAM Awards

2A. FrankenSTEAM – Electronics, Re -Design a STEAM Kit Build, craft something new

2B. Computer Science – Micro:bit, Makey Makey, Scratch or coding, gaming …

2C. Emerging Technologies- AR, VR, 3D Printing and more whatever else is emerging!

 

Category 3: Creative Tech Fest Awards

3A. Sustainable Superhero – The leadership that young people from across the Ireland have shown for action on the Global Sustainability Goals this year is amazing!, The Creative Tech Fest will be celebrating any project that has used technology to express their ideas and views on this topic. Submit your projects and be recognised for the superhero you are!

3B. Volunteer Club Award – This special award celebrates the range of creative collaborations among our Volunteer Clubs and Groups. You know who you are! Volunteers across the network dedicate their time and energy into creating and making with purpose through the TechSpace programme. Let’s give them the recognition they deserve.

3C. Creative Community Responder – 2021 was a challenging year in the face of education, but it’s brought out the best in innovation. Nominate your local club from your home or your local community that has supported their communities in innovative and creative ways despite all odds. Paving the way to improve aspirations for us all!

3D. Inspirer of the Year – This year we put an open call to nominate l out to anyone working with young people through a local youth setting and inspiring them to use technology in a creative way. If you know a youth worker, volunteer, social worker, or educator that deserves to be named watch this space!

3E. Creator of the Year – This year we put an open call out to staff and volunteers in youth settings to submit an application for a young person within their group to win 2021’s Creator of the Year Award! If you are working with a young person that has inspired you make sure you keep an eye out for this award category!