Each year we ask both primary and post primary school children to come up with One Good Idea to combat climate change. The competition serves to both educate and motivate children to take action.

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About One Good Idea

Now closed for 2020

We all use energy every day at home, in school, and when we travel. Could we use less energy and still meet our needs? Every year we ask primary and post primary students to come up with One Good Idea that will:

  • Save energy
  • Help tackle climate change
  • Inspire lifestyle changes in the people around them

This year we are asking you to make a 1 minute film and launch a creative awareness campaign about it in your community. The film and campaign should show people in your community how your One Good Idea can make a difference to them, their pocket and our planet.

Download a short teacher's guide

Regional Finals

This year, for the first time, we will be holding regional finals in a cinema near you. All teams who are shortlisted and make it to Stage 2 will get the opportunity to make a 1 minute film and watch it on the big screen! We are delighted to partner with Omniplex cinema to host both our regional and national finals.

80 teams have made it to stage 2, find out who they are.

Get started now

Visit the topics page to get ideas for your One Good Idea project. watch videos from previous years and check out winning projects from 2018/2019. This will all help to inspire you and get you started.

Next step

Register your team online. Your team must be made up of 2-6 members. Visit our 'How to enter' page for more details.

Competition stages - Stage 2 now closed

Stage 1 - Campaign Proposal 2nd September - 25th October Stage 2 - Regional Finals November - February 2020 Stage 3 - National Final 23rd April 2020

Register your team and get working on your proposal.

Shortlisted teams activate their campaign. This involves making their 1 minute film, promoting it in their community and presenting their campaign at the regional finals in February.

Events take place: Cork 24th February, Limerick 25th February, Longford 26th February and Dublin 27th February 2020

The winners of the regional finals compete at the National Final in Dublin.

It's a great experience for students to develop their skills in a variety of ways. Conducting research such as questionnaires, surveys and interviews, engaging with the public and appearing on the radio is hugely beneficial in their long term development.
Frank Kelleher, St. Mary's Midleton, Cork