Due to the current situation and restrictions put in place to tackle the Corona Virus situation, the SEP National Final in Croke Park on Friday 1st May 2020 has been officially cancelled. This is very disappointing for all involved – in particular our teachers and students who have worked so hard since last September on their student enterprises.
The Local Enterprise Offices are very committed to holding some sort of judging process in 2020 in order to acknowledge the huge amount of work put in by everyone since last September.
To this end, we would like to advise teachers and students that we plan to adopt the following approach:
Main Mini-Company Programme:
- A new deadline of April 20th is in place for the submission of national final business reports and posters from county winners. In the case of regions where county finals did not take place due to Corona virus restrictions, judging at local level will be done based on business reports and one winner in each category chosen and sent forward for judging at national level.
- Submissions can be made in soft copy format.
- A national judging panel will then carry out a paper based judging exercise for all national final business reports and winners chosen. A small awards ceremony to present prizes will be held later in the year.
My Entrepreneurial Journey Entries:
- Same approach and deadline as per above applies
We hope the above gives some clarity and guidance to our teacher and student community. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thanks to every one of you for your patience and co-operation at this unusual and difficult time.