We are pleased to invite eligible schools* around Ireland to take part in the Green-Schools Irish Water Poster & Video Competition 2022. This is the eighth year of this competition for schools and there are some great prizes to be won. This year’s theme is Groundwater: Our Hidden Treasure and the deadline for entries is Friday, March 4th, 2022. We have ideas and inspiration to help your students decide on a poster design below including a  groundwater factsheet.

We are accepting a maximum of 10 entries per category, per school, but suggest you could initially run an in-school competition to determine the entries you wish to submit as this will link to Step Six of the Green-Schools programme: Involving and Informing.

*Primary and Secondary schools that have been awarded the Green Flag for Water or are currently working on the Water theme are eligible to enter the poster competition. Please note: the Video Competition is open to secondary schools (same eligibility criteria) only.


Download posters and a groundwater factsheet to display in your school below.

Poster (English)
Poster (Irish)
Groundwater Factsheet (English)
Groundwater Factsheet (Irish)
Terms and Conditions

If you have any questions related to the award or the poster competition, please email Please visit to learn more about Irish Water, their partnership with Green-Schools and to get tips on water conservation.

Share your ideas!

Don’t forget to share your school’s poster ideas and inspiration with @GreenSchoolsIre and @IrishWater using #TreasureGroundwater on Twitter. We hope you enjoy taking part in the competition and look forward to receiving your entries.

Secondary Schools Video Competition

This year we once again have a video category for secondary schools. We are looking for individual students or a group (max. 20 people per group) to produce a short video inspired by this year’s theme: Groundwater: Our Hidden Treasure. The video category prize is €2000 to go towards your Green- Schools Committee and actions.

Video specs and submission information:

Videos should be produced in landscape orientation and last no longer than three minutes. Videos should be uploaded in MP4 format (no larger than 250MB) to this link: Videos may also be shared as links; more details are available on the submission form. Applicants should note that videos should not be in the public realm prior to submission, so any links shared should be for private/password protected/unlisted videos.

Get inspired by last year’s Video Competition winners:

Video Competition Poster
Video Competition Poster – Irish
Terms and Conditions

Groundwater Information and Inspiration

After checking out our groundwater factsheet you might find more useful information on groundwater at the following links. Don’t forget to check out last year’s winners of the Poster & Video Competition too!