The Facts... without the Lecture

Invitation to your school to take part in our free creative media competition in partnership with UTV Ireland


The Competition

The Health Service Executive’s campaign would like your school to create an empowering 60-second commercial to help inspire young people to get all the facts before making any big decisions in their relationships.

This project is completely free and will provide an exciting creative outlet for your pupils and build on their awareness, literacy skills, persuasive writing techniques and communication skills.

Submissions Deadline

Thanks to all who submitted to the competition. The Judging process has now begun. The winners will be shortlisted and notified shortly

Closing date for applications: 5:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2016.

Background is a sexual health campaign that encourages teenagers to make healthy, responsible decisions about relationships and sexual health. The HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme developed the campaign with support from the Department of Education. resources for teachers accompany the website and are used by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) through teacher training. The website content is in line with the RSE curriculum for Junior Cycle.

We know that young people experience different types of peer pressure as they grow up, so it is important that young people are encouraged to think about whats important to them before making any big decisions about their relationships.

The Prize

The winning school will have their advertisement professionally produced and broadcast on a UTV radio or TV station to viewers and listeners nationwide and will be invited to a VIP Tour of the UTV studios.

What Do I Need To Do? Call or email Linda Kennedy to register your school 01 8509819 or email

Once you have registered, we will provide you with login details to our Ucreate e-learning platform that will provide all the resources your students need to create their advertisement.

We look forward to working with your students on this project as part of the campaign.