eir Junior Spider Awards 2017 Now Open

Know an internet hero? It’s time to get those creative juices flowing
eir Junior Spider Awards 2017 Open for Entry

The 2017 eir Junior Spider Awards is searching for the next Mark Zuckerberg and is open for entries from students and young adults across Ireland and Northern Ireland. The awards, now in its eighth year, aims to capture the digital talent of students aged between four and 19 years of age and highlight how young Irish people embrace the internet in their daily lives.

Darren Lemon, General Manager at eir Business NI commented on the launch: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the eir Junior Spiders 2017 and give young internet enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents. We hope these awards will inspire other young children to embrace technology in innovative ways for use in their daily lives.”

Similar to previous years, the awards are divided into three main categories, The Mega Spiders aimed at ages 4-12 years, the Giga Spiders aimed at ages 13-15 years and Tera Spiders aimed at ages 16-19 years. Each award category has a Grand Prix Award.

Jon Florsheim, Chief Commercial Officer at eir said “The eir Junior Spider Awards continue to be a really exciting initiative that celebrate the most creative young minds and their individual pursuits throughout the year. The awards highlight how students embrace digital technology, while publicly marking the many innovative ways the youth of Ireland progress and adapt to the ever changing digital landscape. Every year, we at eir are blown away by the sophistication and skills these students possess and we are very much looking forward to seeing the next generation coming through this year’s awards.”

The Mega Spiders have three award categories that participants can enter which are: Best Individual Project, Best Group Project and Creative Web Coding.
The six Giga Spiders categories are: Best Individual Project, Best Group Project, Creative Web Coding, Best Concept, Suíomh Is Fearr and Best Web Design.
The nine Tera Spiders categories include Best Individual Project, Best Group Project, Creative Web Coding, Best Transition Year Project, Best Digital Game, Best Mobile App, Suíomh Is Fearr, Best Web Design and Best Concept

For more information and further details on how to enter the 2017 eir Junior Spider Awards log onto www.juniorspiders.ie. The closing date for entries is 8th March 2017.