ESB Creative Tech Fest 2020

28th of October

Be part of Generation Tomorrow and Inspire Future Generations!

Join the national TechSpace celebration for young people aged 10–18 and be recognized for your creative technology ideas and projects.

With over 20 award categories,  any project that is submitted will be recognised as part of a national Virtual Reality exhibition and have a chance to be awarded prestigious prizes on the 28th of October through an online award ceremony.

500
Young people
200
Educators
60
TechSpace Hubs

What's happening for ESB Creative TechFest this year?

Over 60 local youth organisations and participating schools across Ireland from the TechSpace Programme will receive ESB Creative Tech Fest Party Packs designed to inspire and help you take part on the day!

Find Your Local TechSpace!
What's happening for ESB Creative TechFest this year?

A National Event with a Regional Approach!

You can take part from home, or in your youth clubs or regional youth centre.

Award Categories for ESB Creative Tech Fest are Live!

Award Categories for ESB Creative Tech Fest are Live!

Over 20 awards are now live and accepting projects submissions. Winners will be announced in a live celebration on the 28th of October 2020. If you require any assistance bringing your project to fruition or getting your project to ESB Creative Tech Fest on October 28th, contact TechSpace Programme Manager Jen Hesnan on jenniferhesnan@camara.ie to avail of support from Camara Education Ireland’s creative team. 

 

Awards

Young People and Educators from across Ireland’s TechSpace Network are invited to develop creative projects and enter a wide range of award categories in the fields of STEAM, Digital Creativity and Computer Science.

Closing date for entries: 9th October

Any project young people have worked on in their youth clubs this year or are working on in 2020 is eligible. Music videos, prototypes, circuitry, posters , game design, code, animation and photography – you name it we want to celebrate it!

ESB CTF 2020 Virtual Exhibition

ESB CTF 2020 Virtual Exhibition

This year is going to be a totally different experience! We want to showcase your TechSpace inventions, programming, robotics, circuits, solutions, Micro:bits, Arduino, hologram, soldering, handmade musical instruments, race cars, fashion scribble bots, Lego creations … Do you have a short film, photography, animation, design, sound production or even animation that you want to showcase?

Your ESB Creative Tech Fest award entries will be celebrated in this year’s in a 360 online Virtual Gallery Space as be part of the celebrations on the 28th of October!

Take a look at some of the winning TechSpace projects and people so far! 

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TechSpace Sustainability Superhero

Submit an award for your sustainable project or idea using Technology

 The leadership that young people from across the Ireland have shown for action on the Global Sustainability Goals this year is amazing!, The ESB 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! 

TechSpacer of the year

Nominate a young TechSpacer of the year

This year we are putting an open call out to all TechSpace Educators to submit an application form for a young TechSpacer within their group to win 2020’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! 

TechSpace Educator of the Year

Nominate a youthworker, teacher or volunteer for this year's TechSpace Educator Of the Year!

This year we are putting an open call out to anyone working with young people through the TechSpace programme, if you know a youth worker, volunteer or teacher that deserves to be named  TechSpace Educator of the year  submit an application form and we’ll make sure they are in with a chance! 

Creative Computer Science Categories Sponsored by Google.org

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

Develop original ideas and use your skills to break new ground in Computer Science and Coding ! 

We have two awards to give away on the 28th of October for the Creative Computer Scientist in you! Creative Computer Crossover Award, Innovative Computer Science Award 

TechSpace Digital Creativity Award Categories

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

Get closer to the microphone, find your love of photography, get creative with those smartphones, make your latest song or beat stand-out on screen or showcase what you can do with creative softwares! In ESB Creative Tech Fest’s Digital Creativity Awards there is opportunity for everyone to create, invent and inspire! 

Inspiring award winners will be announced on the 28th of October in the following catagories  –  Sound Production Award, Photography  Award, Short Film Award, Sound Production Award, Photography  Award, Short Film Award, Best Music Video, Best Design 

ESB STEAM Award Categories

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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Award, Maths) Award category! Are you interested in tackling global or local sustainablity issues? This category acknowledges projects that are focused on economic, environmental, and social sustainability solutions or ideas! 

There will be amazing awards an prizes available on the 28th of October for ESB Cretaive Tech Fest under the following categories – Best STEAM award, Sustainable STEAM project, ESN Energy for Generations Award and the  Engineer of the Imagination Award

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. 

ESB TechSpace Community Responder

Are you or someone you know working on a tech based innovation to respond to the current crisis in our communities?

2020 has been a challenging year in the face of education, but it’s brought out the best in innovation. Nominate a Young Person or Group 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! 

International TechSpacer Award

Nominate a group or young person that is working digitally creatively outside of Ireland

This year we invite you to submit your projects and nominate young people from anywhere in the world! Our global crisis has only brought us closer together and this year virtually anyone can attend our ESB Creative Tech Fest Awards Ceremony so why not get involved!