BICS Award Rules

  1. Check with your college society officer as to your society’s eligibility to enter the BICS awards. If in doubt, e-mail
  2. Your college must be a member of BICS. Your college must nominate you and there can be only one nomination in each category from each member college.
  3. You must meet all the award nomination criteria and meet all deadlines, see nominee information booklet.
  4. It is very important if you are representing more than one category that you inform BICS at the time of submitting your nomination, so that we can ensure that your interview times do not clash.
  5. If your category has an interview, you must attend the interview.
  6. A maximum of four people permitted to attend each interview.
  7. Nominees in the best Individual and Best Fresher category may attend alone or may bring someone to the interview with them. This will not influence scoring.
  8. Each nominee must provide just one portfolio, which includes all back up material. If you are nominated in more than one category, you must have one portfolio for each category.
  9. To be eligible to enter Best Society (in a Cultural or Social Field), Best Society (in a charity or Civic Field) and Most Improved Society categories your society must have been set up for a minimum of two years from March 13th. (I.e. for the 2019 awards, your society must have been set up before March 13th)
  10. A society may not be nominated for more than one of the following awards in the one year:
  • Best Society (in a Cultural or Social Field)
  • Best Society (in a charity or Civic Field)
  • Most Improved Society
  • Best New Society.
  1. To be eligible a new society must be in its first two academic years from March 13th (i.e. for the 2019 awards, your society must have been set up after March 13th)
  2. Events must take place between March 14th 2018 and March 13th 2019
  3. A Best Fresher is deemed a society member who is in their first year in a third level institution – it is up to each college to nominate an individual who adheres to this criterion.
  4. A group whose main activity is recognized by Student Sports Ireland as a sports club and/or is an Olympic Sport may not enter for an award at BIC
  5. Please check individual applications for rules specific to each category.



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