Gaway secondary school students are being urged to get involved in a competition for a chance to win a trip to New York in March 2019.
The winning team and their teacher will join Ireland’s official delegation to the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 13 March 2019.
The competition, being held to mark the 100th anniversary of Irish women winning the right to vote and stand for election, is open to 4th, 5th and 6th Year pupils.
To enter, students must work in teams of two to create a video up to 90 seconds long on why ‘Politics Needs Women’.
Entries are welcomed from all students, irrespective of gender.
Minister Ciaran Cannon has encouraged pupils across Galway to get involved.
He explained: “Entries will be accepted on behalf of students via their school, with a limit of one entry per school. Letters are issuing this week to all secondary schools to inform them of the competition.
“I am encouraging schools in Galway to consider running their own internal competitions to select their entry in order to ensure that as many students as possible have the chance to create and share videos on the topic before the school makes its selection.”
A selection of the videos submitted will also be played at a national conference in Dublin on 14 December 2018 to celebrate the centenary.
The closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Monday 3 December 2018. Further material, including the full rules, resources and a promotional poster, can be downloaded at www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PoliticsNeedsWomen‘.