Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

Young web designers across the province log on to Tele competition

The Belfast Telegraph & Valueoils.com Young Web Designer of the Year competition is off to a flying start with lots of entries from schools across Northern Ireland.

Every county in Northern Ireland is represented in the competition with schools from Belfast to Londonderry, Enniskillen to Bangor, Coleraine to Dungannon, entering the competition.

Northern Ireland's web designers of the future are being encouraged to put their skills to the test for the new award which recognises the province's aspiring IT talent.

Students in Key Stage 3 and 4, as well as A-Level, have been encouraged to enter the competition to find top designers in schools.

The registered schools have until December 14 to complete their web designs, which will be judged by a panel from education and industry.

Jennifer O'Reilly, the Belfast Telegraph's Newspapers in Education Executive, said: "We are delighted at the huge response from schools to this unique web design competition.

"We are very much looking forward to seeing what young people will produce in December but I know that judging is going to be a very difficult task for us all."

Managing director of Valueoils.com Donall O'Connor also said he is pleased by the number of schools across Northern Ireland that have signed up for the competition.

"We are absolutely delighted by the response from the schools and some teachers have contacted us to say how excited they are that their young students will be recognised for their work in IT," he said.

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