Secondary Competition

Safer Internet Day Awards - Secondary

Unfortunately, this year we have taken the decision not to run the SID Awards competition.


We recognise that schools and teachers play a big role in submitting entries particularly for the tech, video, campaign and social media categories and we do not feel it is a feasible expectation this year.


The awards will return next year.

Best Poster Category

Posters are a great way to spread positive messages for Safer Internet Day!

We love to see the incredible variety of poster that are created in schools, clubs, and communities across Ireland, and submitting your posters is really easy.


To Enter:

  • Email your entry to (Note: Put the name of the category you are entering in the email subject line.)



Best Use of Technology Category

This category is open to any entry that used technology as part of their Safer Internet Day activities.


If you created podcasts, used social media, coding, animation,  created a website/blog or used some other aspect of technology, then this is the category for you!

Best Arts Category

For entries that used writing, music, photography, spoken word, drama, poem or any art form in their Safer Internet Day 2021 activities.


To Enter:

  • Email your entry to (Note: Put the name of the category you are entering in the email subject line.)


Best Video Category

Videos are a really popular way to create a Safer Internet Day campaign. Students have made incredibly creative videos to drive awareness of their SID messages, events and activities.

SID Ambassador Leadership Award

The SID Ambassador Leadership Award recognises the commitment, and leadership, shown by students and young people to highlight Safer Internet Day in schools, clubs and local communities, and the promotion of a better internet for all.



Best Campaign Category


This award recognises the work of students, and young people, who have undertaken multi-faceted Safer Internet Day campaigns. Those who have ran several activities or events, who have addressed a number of topics, or who have ran week long campaigns. These campaigns require an enormous amount of hard work, and commitment, and this dedicated category rewards that.

Note: Campaigns can take the theme of Promoting a safer, better internet or can focus on a specific topic; digital literacy, cyberbullying, online wellbeing, etc.

SID Teacher Award

There are teachers all over Ireland doing amazing work to help students to make their Safer Internet Day events, activities, and campaigns a success. This award is to recognise the contribution that they make.


The award is open to primary and post-primary school teachers.


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