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Entries for 2025 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition opens!

the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)

For the first time in the history of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), online entry has opened before the school summer holidays, earlier than ever before.

This will allow more time for Northern Ireland students to bring their ideas to life ahead of the 2025 Exhibition taking place in Dublin from 8th-11th January, 2025.


Secondary school students aged 12-19 years old are encouraged to start brainstorming ideas now, for submission to the 2025 exhibition. By extending the submission period, students will have more time to research and develop their ideas over the summer months.

The 2025 exhibition will showcase project entries from students in five categories:  Technology, Social and Behavioural Science, Biological and Ecological Science, Chemical, Physical, Mathematical Science, and Health and Wellbeing. 

250 prizes, across a prize fund of over £45,000, will be awarded across all five categories and all age groups, including the overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year Award of £6,750.

the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)


The 2025 exhibition marks a silver anniversary for BT’s custodianship of the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and speaking on the call for entries to the BTYSTE 2025, Paul Murnaghan, Regional Director for BT Business in Northern Ireland, said:

It has been a great privilege that BT has been custodians and organiser of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition for the last twenty-five years. Over that time, we have seen so much STEM talent from Northern Ireland schools at the exhibition.

“While BTYSTE alumni have gone on to develop innovative companies and contribute significantly to academic research, more importantly, the exhibition has provided a platform for Northern Ireland students to develop a love of STEM and positively contribute to broader society. We are delighted to announce that entries have opened earlier this year and I’d encourage all Northern Ireland students to get involved.”


the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)

Jamie Mulholland, STEM Co-ordinator, St Dominics’s High School in Belfast, added:

“Participating in the 2024 BTYSTE has been an amazing experience for everyone involve. Our pupil Ava won the Health & Wellbeing Award. The recognition has provided her with many other opportunities and has broadened her scope for further research with many external agencies. Her participation in the exhibition has also inspired our younger pupils to get more involved in STEM activities both in and out of the classroom, as well as many wanting to apply for next year’s BTYSTE.


“This should also give other local schools an incentive that they can go and compete at the BTYSTE and be as successful as every other school.”


Entrants will need to fill out an application form and the all-important one-page proposal outlining their idea.

the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)

To submit a project to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2025, please visit:

To find out more information on the Exhibition, please visit BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or follow @BTYSTE on Instagram, Facebook, X, YouTube and Snapchat (username BTYSTE).


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