Get ready to think B!G

We are so excited to work with you in 2022; we can't wait for you to learn new creative skills that will help you take on any challenge you might face. Through fun and active experiences created by some pretty amazing people, you will be working on the projects that matter to you. Don't worry, you're not alone on this, you will be working in teams supported by your brilliant teachers and the best of the best in industry.
What You'll Learn

What You'll Learn

Over 16 weeks you will learn some of the most important skills you’ll need to succeed in life. You will learn how to work in teams, think differently, understand and solve B!G problems and how to develop B!G Ideas.
Your Projects

Your Projects

You let us know what topics are stressing you out and we listened. You will choose one project brief from your top 5 concerns. Each project is aligned to a creative discipline like Product, Spaces & Places, Visual Communication, Wearables and Tech.
The B!G Mentors

The B!G Mentors

400 innovative and creative leaders are ready to help you develop your B!G Idea. Just before Easter break you will send your team's idea to a selection of our amazing Mentors. They will send your teachers some advice and feedback that will help you get to the next stage of your project.
Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

There are lots of prizes to aim for in The B!G Idea. We think you're all winners learning all the creative skills you need for life but to sweeten the deal there are some incredible prizes up for grabs.

Trophies

Category winners get a bespoke medal and there is one for every member of your team! The BIG Idea winning team gets the B!G trophy!



Cash Prize

The winning team gets a massive €2000 to share! Spend it on developing your project or just go B!G. It's yours and you deserve it!



Workshop

Your team and teacher will get the opportunity to travel to Dublin to work with the multi-award winning strategic Design company, Fjord to develop your B!G Idea.



Tickets

The B!G Idea winning team and teacher will receive FREE tickets to WebSummit 2022, hosted in sunny Lisbon. This is an amazing opportunity to see creative innovation in action.



CAO Points

Every student who participates in The B!G Idea gets to apply for 50 extra points for IT Carlow under their Active Citizenship Scholarship. T&C’s apply.



Name in Lights

We shout loud and proud about our student winners so get ready to shine as we promote your incredible ideas across Ireland.


Check out 2021 Students

The B!G Schools 2021

B!G 2021 Students

B!G Student Feedback - 2021

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Follow us on social media to keep in touch, find out more about your Mentors, get hints and tips for your projects and win B!G on our student prizes, exclusive to our B!G students.

 

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