ESB Creative Tech Fest Awards

To submit your projects for ESB Creative Tech Fest for any of the award categories below – you’ll need to fill in the online Google Form and upload a signed model release form – so we can ensure that all TechSpacers involved in the project have given consent for their entry! Please refer to your local TechSpace Educator for guidance on how to enter or contact us if your not sure!

Award Categories Are Now Officially Live for TechSpace Network Members!

Closing date for entries : Friday 18th of October 2019

STEAM Award Category

STEAM Award Category

Are you a maker? An inventor ? An engineer? An experimenter? A problem solver?




 From soldering circuitry to science experiments there are no limits to things   you can create for the STEAM Award category! Give it a go and show off your   21st Century thinking!

Sustainable STEAM project

 This TechSpace award goes to a project with an incredible approach to   sustainability through STEAM. By combining Science, Technology,   Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, this project represents the inspiration we   need to find simple solutions to living sustainably on planet Earth.

Energy for Generations Award

 ESB’s Energy for Generations Award recognises a person or project who has   demonstrated a mesmerising method of energy creation and use by using an   impressive amount of powerful knowledge and electrical experimentation.

Engineers of Imagination  Award

 This project has used simple engineering methods to solve complex structural   issues. Thinking outside the box has paid off and you are now crowned   TechSpace’s Engineer of Imagination Award.

Digital Creativity Award Category

Digital Creativity Award Category

Are you an Animator? Film-Maker? Photographer? A Designer? Musician? A Broadcaster?


Sound Production Award 

Get closer to the mic for TechFest’s sound production category! This special award is open to TechSpacers with an interest in everything audio. No matter what the topic, we think great sounding work deserves to be heard and cannot wait to hear yours.

Photography  Award 

Ever wanted to join a growing network of image makers? Well now’s your chance! Frame your imagination your way, click submit and we’ll take it from here.

Short Film Award

Get creative with those smartphones and video cameras! Send us your best stories, documentaries and animations and be in with a chance to win this exciting award.   

Best Music Video 

Creativity without limits! Make your latest song or beat stand-out on screen in our Best Music Video category.

Best Design

Creativity comes in many forms. And whether you’ve designed a logo, created a poster or made your own website, this category is open to you. We are sure you’ve already created something that can be submitted to the Design Awards!

Creative Computer Science Award Category

Creative Computer Science Award Category

Are you a coder? A computational thinker? A creative computer scientist?


Creative Computer Crossover Award 

Awarded to a project that combines elements of Computer Science, STEAM and Digital Creativity to invent and inspire !

Innovative Computer Science Award 

Develop original ideas and use your skills to break new ground in Computer Science. Show us some CS ideas & concepts that will point the way for future technology.

Inventive Coder 

We want to see your best inventions and creations made using Scratch, Arduino or the BBC Microbit.

Creative Computer Science Project


Send us a 60 second recreation of your favourite game, movie, book/comic, sporting highlight or tv show using a coding platform (e.g. Scratch, JavaScript, etc.).

ESB TechSpacer of the Year

Nominate the ESB TechSpacer of the Year !

This year we are putting an open call out to all TechSpace Educators and TechSpacers to submit an application form for a young TechSpacer within their group to win 2019’s TechSpacer of the Year Award! If you are working with a young person that has inspired you this year make sure you put there name in!

ESB TechSpace Educator of the Year

Nominate your favourite Educator for this year's ESB TechSpacer Educator of the Year title!

 Do you know anyone working with young people through the TechSpace programme, that is demonstrating their own Creative Confidence and making amazing things happen? If you know a youth worker, volunteer or teacher that deserves to be named  TechSpace Educator of the year 2019 submit an application form for them and we’ll make sure they are in with a chance!

ESB TechSpace Sustainability Superhero

Nominate that young person who is creating and inventing for future generations

The leadership that young people from across the TechSpace network have shown for action on the current climate crisis this year is amazing! This year the ESB Creative Tech Fest will be giving an award to any young person that has used technology to express their ideas and views on this topic.

ESB TechSpace Volunteer Club Award

Nominate your volunteer led TechSpace for an award this year

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. 

All award entry winners will be decided based on their demonstration of 21st Century Skills -   Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication! 

All award entry winners will be decided based on their demonstration of 21st Century Skills -  Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication! 

Please note: Young people submitting projects for awards and exhibitions are not guaranteed a ticket due to capacity limits of our venue, however we will try to distribute tickets to any youth organisations or schools in the TechSpace Network that have submitted a project.

This year any project submitted as part of the ESB Creative Tech Fest Award Categories will also have the opportunity to be exhibited in the Convention Centre’s dedicated ESB Creative Tech Fest Exhibition Spaces.  

If you require any assistance bringing your project to fruition or getting your project to ESB Creative Tech Fest on October 30th  contact TechSpace Programme Manager Jen Hesnan on