Europe Direct Blanchardstown Library - Annual Soapbox Competition 2021

It's time for the annual Europe Direct Soapbox competition again! This is your opportunity to win a fantastic prize of an iPad Mini and the chance to compete in the National Final.  

The regional soapbox competition is organised every year by the Europe Direct Information Centre based at Blanchardstown Library. This year, we will again be using an online format. Participants are invited to send us their 3-minute presentations by video. These will then be viewed by the panel of judges who will choose a winner and runner up. 


The topic this year is: 

Lies, damned lies and statistics 

– establishing the truth is impossible in today’s world of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. 

Bréaga, bréaga mallaithe agus staitisticí 

– tá sé dodhéanta an fhírinne a dheimhniú i ndomhan an lae inniu le mífhaisnéis, bréagaisnéis agus bolscaireacht.  


Contestants will compete in one of two categories:  

1) 16 and under 

2) 17 and over.  

A regional winner from each category will be selected to go forward to the national final as well as winning an iPad Mini 

There is a limit of 20 entrants across both age categories. Therefore, this will be on a first come, first served basis i.e. the first 20 individuals to register will be accepted for the competition. 


You can download an application form here: