About The Awards

 Awards Video 2019 

The BICS Awards this year have gone virtual. The deadline to enter is May 29th at 2pm. Adjudication will take place in June.

The Awards Ceremony will be virtual this year at 7pm on July 29th. Email info@bics.ie for the link. It will be live streamed by a small number of the BICS Executive from the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Details have been sent to our member colleges and all nominees. Winners will be streamed into the ceremony to accept their awards.

The National Awards are an opportunity for students and their societies to showcase their numerous achievements from the previous year. Higher education is more than exams, coursework and lectures, and students who are involved in running college societies know this.

The purpose of the National Awards is to recognise the huge effort made by the many individuals who run student societies across Ireland. The National Awards are a means of recognising this dedication and are an opportunity to celebrate the importance and value that societies contribute to college life.

Go to this page for detail on how to enter this years awards.

Our New Award for 2019 – Green Initiative Award sponsored by An Taisce Green Campus

The initiative(s) must raise awareness of, and/or impact directly on, Green Initiatives, including, but not exclusive to:

    • Recycling
    • Carbon Footprint Reduction
    • Green Energy
    • Sustainability/Biodiversity
    • Energy/Water Conservation
    • Clean Travel
    • Climate Change

Our New Award for 2020- Best Departmental Society

The purpose of this award is to encourage smaller societies with niche interest and links to their academic department to enter for the BICS awards. It will be judges in both Large and Small College categories separately.

Also new for 2020
The Best Green Initiative and Best Mental Health Applications are now one application per college, and Large and Small Colleges will be judges as one category. They will not require a portfolio or interview.