From the HEA website:
The Higher Education Authority and the Irish Independent are inviting research students in any discipline at an Irish higher education institution to make a short submission on the difference that your research work will make to a particular aspect of Irish life, to the country as a whole or indeed, internationally.
Five researchers, who in the opinion of an independent adjudication panel, will be put forward and the most innovative or challenging ideas will be invited to present how their research is making an impact at a public event at The Helix at Dublin City University on the 24th April. They will have a maximum of ten minutes to make the presentation, followed by a brief question and answer session with an expert panel. Two awards of €2500 will be awarded to the winner, who will be picked by the panel and one by secondary school students in the Audience.
If you would like to enter this competition, then before 5pm on Monday, 27th of February, make and submit your submission. The submission can be in any format – written (no more than 1,000 words), audio-visual (no more than 10 minutes in length) or any other form.