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Winners Leaderboard

BICS divides their members into the following categories:

 

Large College: 7500 Students or more

Small Colleges: 7499 Students or less

This criterion has changed over the years (and/or colleges have grown/shrunk), so some colleges have appearedin both categories over the years (e.g. UL, DCU).

The current BICS membership is made up of:

Large Colleges: DCU, DIT, Queens, TCD, UCC, UL, University of Galway

Small Colleges: CIT/MUTC, DBS, DkIT, GMIT, Griffith, ITTD, Mary Immaculate (MIC), National College of Ireland (NCI), NUIM, RCSI, TUS, WIT.

Note not every college has entered each year.

Leaderboard: Number of BICS Awards wins all-time:

 

University of Galway: 81

UCC: 49

DCU: 38 + 1 Special Mention

DIT/TU City Campus: 34

IT Tallaght/TUD Tallaght: 33 + 1 Special Mention

MTU Cork: 29

MIC: 24

UL: 19

RCSI: 19

TCD: 18

MU: 17

DkIT: 9

IT Tralee/MTU Tralee: 9

GMIT/ATU Galway: 4

NCI: 4

UCD: 4

DBS: 2

Letterkenny IT/ATU Donegal: 2

QUB: 2

WIT/SETU: 2

TUD Blanchardstown: 3

TUS Midlands: 1

TUS Midwest: 1

 

Categories

Best Society (1996 – 2013, then changed into Best Society (Civic/Charity) and Best Society (Cultural/Social/Academic) from 2014:

Overall (before the Large/Small split in 2003):

 

1996: MU - Youth Resource Society

1997: NUIG - Political Discussion Society

1998: NUIG - Political Discussion Society

1999: TCD - DU Players

2000: NUIG - Music Society

2001: DCU - RedBrick

2002: DCU - DCU Drama

 

Large:

2003: UCC - Philosophical Society

2004: UCD - Lit & Hist Society

2005: UCD - DramSoc

2006: NUIG - Juggling Society

2007: NUIG - Film Society

2008: DCU - DCU Drama

2009: UL - International Society

2010: TCD - DU Players

2011: DCU - Media Production Society

2012: UCC - LGBT Society

2013: QUB - SWOT

 

Small:

2003: DCU - DCU Drama

2004: MU - Drama Society

2005: UL - Gan Ainm Society

2006: CIT - International Students Society

2007: MIC - Tae-Kwon Do Society

2008: MU - GLBT Society

2009: CIT - International Students Society

2010: DkIT - Media Society

2011: IT Tralee - Radio Society

2012: DkIT - Media Society

2013: DBS - Radio DBS


 

Best Society - Civic/Charity (2014 – present):

 

Large:

2014: DCU – Raising & Giving (RAG)

2015: DCU – Raising & Giving (RAG)

2016: NUIG - Draíocht Society

2017: NUIG - Climate Change & Food Safety (CCAFS) Society

2018: DCU - Raising & Giving (RAG)

2019: UCC - Surgeon Noonan

2020 (joint winners): NUIG - Slainte Soc

2020 (joint winners): UCC - Cancer Soociety

2021: UCC - Surgeon Noonan Society

2022: UCC - Surgeon Noonan Society

2023: UCC - Surgeon Noonan Society

2024: University of Galway - Feminist Society

 

Small:

2014: Letterkenny IT – Gaisce Society

2015: MIC - One World Society

2016: IT Tralee - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2017: IT Tralee - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2018: CIT - Enactus

2019: CIT - LGBT* society

2020: CIT - LGBT

2021: TUD Tallaght - Islamic Society

2022: MTU Cork – Women in STEM

2023: RCSI - Paediatric Society

2024: RCSI - Paediatric Society


 

Best Society – Cultural/Social/Academic (2014 – present):

 

Large:

2014: UCC – Economics Society

2015: DCU - Media Production Society

2016: NUIG - Medicine Society (MedSoc)

2017: NUIG - Medicine Society (MedSoc)

2018: NUIG - GUMS Musical Society

2019: NUIG - GIG (LGBTQA+) Society

2020: NUIG - Dramsoc

2021: MU - Disney Soc 

2022: NUIG - Mincėirs Whiden Society

2023: UCC Gov & Pol Soc

2024: University of Galway: Dramsoc


Small:

2014: CIT – International Students Society

2015: IT Tallaght - Radio Society

2016: IT Tallaght - Radio Society

2017: CIT - Guild Gaming Society

2018: MIC - MIDAS Musical Society

2019: CIT - LGBT* society

2020: MIC - MIDAS

2021: MCI - MIDAS

2022: RCSI – Emergency Society

2023: MCI - MIDAS

2024: MTU Cork - MTU Glór Choral Society


 

Best Society - Departmental (2020 - present): 

 

Large:

2020: UCC - Pharmacy Society

2021: UCC - Science Society

2022: NUIG Med Soc

2023: University of Galway - WiSTEM

2024: University of Galway - Zoological Society

 

Small:

2020: MCI - Music Society

2021: RCSI - Surgical Society

2022: MTU Cork – Programming Society

2023: RCSI - Emergency Society

2024: MTU Cork - Civil & Structural Society


 

Best Event (1996 - present):

Overall (before the Large/Small split in 2007):

 

1996: UCC - Philosophical Society (World Debating Championships)

1997: UCD - Photographic Society (The Clock Montage)

1998: TCD - DU Players (ISDA Festival)

1999: UCC - WARPS (Warpcon IX Games Convention)

2000: NUIG - Society Slave Auction

2001: NUIG - The Wizard of Oz

2002: TCD - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2003: NUIG - Inter-Society Musical

2004: NUIG - Drama Society (ISDA Festival)

2005: DIT - Fashion Society (Fashion Show)

2006: DCU - Style Society (Fashion Show)

 

Large:

2007: TCD - Bio Soc (Med Day)

2008: DCU - Style Society (Fashion Show)

2009: TCD - The University Philosophical Society (The Trials of Oscar Wilde)

2010: TCD - DU Players/Comedy Soc (Trinity Fringe Festival)

2011: TCD - DU Players (Shakespeare Festival)

2012: QUB - SWOT Society (Fashion Show)

2013: UCC - Environmental Society (Feeding the 500)

2014: DIT – Fashion Society (Fashion Show)

2015: MU - Maynooth Students for Charity (The Galway Cycle)

2016: DCU - MPS DCUtv 24-hour Broadcast

2017: NUIG - Sláinte Soc (The Teddy Bear Hospital)

2018: DIT - Japanimation/Gamesoc (Shurikon 2018)

2019: NUIG - Paediatric and AMSI (Healthy Heroes) 

2020: NUIG - Anime & Manga Society (Akumakon)

2021: NUI Galway - Anime and Manga Soc, Book Soc, Video Game Soc, Comp Soc, Fan Sci, Radio Soc, Potter Soc, Time Lord Soc (Societies Online Collaboration - S.O.C. Stream Series)

2022: TUD City - LGBTQ Rainbow Week

2023: University of Galway - Anime & Manga Society (Akumakon) SPECIAL MENTION DCU - Karting Society

2024: University of Galway - Fansci (Itzacon)

 

Small:

2007: IT Tallaght - Radio Society (ITTFM Radio Week)

2008: IT Tallaght - Radio Society (ITTFM Radio Week)

2009: MIC - MIDAS Musical Society (Disney's Aladdin)

2010: MU - Style Society (Fashion Show)

2011: IT Tallaght - Radio Society (ITTFM Radio Week)

2012: NCI - Peer Mentor Society & Business Society (Boardroom Challenge)

2013: DkIT - ESN Dundalk (Launch of ESN Dundalk)

2014: MIC – MIDAS Musical Society (Cats: The Musical)

2015: CIT - Musical Society (Carrie: The Musical)

2016: IT Tallaght - Radio Society (ITTFM Radio Week)

2017: CIT - Musical Society (American Idiot)

2018: CIT - Musical Society (Bad Girls: The Musical)

2019: MIC - MIDAS (Seussical The Musical) 

2020: MIC - MIDAS (A Chorus Line) 

2021: MTU Cork - Glor Choral Society (All Ireland Choral Intervarsities)

2022: RCSI - PIBS (Diwali Celebrations)

2023: MCI - Midas (Upstaged)

2024: RCSI - Paediatric Society (Teddy Bear Hospital)


 

Best Online event (2022)

 

Large:

2022: UCC - Economics Society

 

Small:

2022: RCSI - Cancer Soc


 

Best New/Most Improved Society (1999 - 2002, then changed to two separate categories in 2003):

 

Overall:

 

1999: CIT - Web Development Society

2000: TCD - Sign Language Society

2001: WIT - Admin Society

2002: UCC - European Society

Most Improved Society (2003 - present):

Overall (before the Large/Small split in 2007):

 

2003: NUIG - Choral Society

2004: DIT - Architectural Society (winners) & IT Tallaght - Drama Society (special mention)

2005: UCC - Simon Society

2006: DCU - St. Vincent de Paul Society

 

Large:

2007: DIT - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2008: NUIG - Music Society

2009: NUIG - Law Society

2010: DCU - Media Production Society

2011: TCD - Card & Bridge Society

2012: UL - Out In UL

2013: NUIG - Medicine Society

2014: UCC – Amnesty International Society

2015: MU - The Literary & Debating Society

2016: DIT - Dance Society

2017: UCC - Medical Society

2018: DCU - Sustainable Living Society

2019: TUD City - Art & Design

2020: TUD City - Drama Society

2021: UCC - Biomedical Science Society

2022: -

2023: -

2024: UCC - Global Justice Society

 

Small:

2007: IT Tallaght - Radio Society

2008: IT Tralee - NetSoc

2009: IT Tallaght - NetSoc

2010: CIT - LGBT Society

2011: IT Tralee - LGBT Society

2012: MU - Anthropology Society

2013: MIC - Creative Writing Society

2014: CIT – Music Society

2015: Letterkenny IT - LGBT+ Society

2016: IT Tralee - Music Society

2017: IT Tallaght - Islamic Society

2018: IT Tallaght - Radio Society

2019: TUD City - Art & Design

2020: TU Tallaght - Engineering & Technology Society

2021: RCSI - Leadership and Healthcare Management Society

2022: -

2023: -

2024: TUD Blanchardstown - Eastern European Soc


 

Best New Society (2003 - present):

 

Overall (before the Large/Small split in 2007):

 

2003: NUIG - Human Rights Society

2004: MU - Blues Society

2005: DCU - Murder She Wrote Society

2006: NUIG - Business Society

 

Large:

2007: DCU - Book Soc

2008: UL - Outreach Society

2009: DCU - Japanese Society

2010: UL - Anime & Manga Society

2011: NUIG - Comic Book Society

2012: DCU - Raising & Giving (RAG) Society

2013: MU - The Finomics

2014: NUIG – Astronomy Society

2015: UCC - Suicide Aware & Mental Health (SAMH)

2016: UCC - Musical Society

2017: NUIG - Paediatric Society

2018: DIT - Mature Students Society

2019: UCC - WiStem

2020: UCC - Scribble Society

2021: NUI Galway - WiSTEM

2022: UCC - Cooperative Society

2023: UCC - Neurodiversity Society

2024: UCC - UCC Pop Culture Society

 

Small:

2007: DkIT - Innovator's Club

2008: IT Tallaght - International Cultural Society

2009: DkIT - Media Society

2010: IT Tallaght - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2011: IT Blanchardstown - LGBT Society

2012: NCI - NCItv

2013: DBS - Dance Society

2014: MIC – Harry Potter Society

2015: IT Tallaght - Engineering & Technology Society

2016: Joint Winners IT Tallaght - Cumann Gaelach & MIC - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2017: IT Tralee - Events Society

2018: MIC - MIDANCE

2019: IT Tralee - Spark Society

2020: CIT - SiFi Society

2021: MTU Cork - WiSTEM

2022: TUS Midwest - LGBTQ +

2023: TUD Tallaght - Formula Student Society

2024: MTU Cork - Formula Student Society

Best Society Individual (1999 - present):

 

Overall (before the Large/Small split in 2007):

 

1999: DIT - Martin Byrne

2000: DIT - Jarlath Molloy

2001: NUIG - Heather Murphy

2002: TCD - Seosaimh Mac Reamoin

2003: DCU - Cliona Casserly

2004: NUIG - Peter Mannion

2005: UCC - Rodhan McAodan

2006: NUIG - Donna Cummins

 

Large:

2007: DCU - Roibeard O Mhurcu (aka DramaBob)

2008: DIT - Ian Mullin

2009: NUIG - Peter Mannion (same name as 2004's winner, but different student)

2010: TCD - Ross Dungan

2011: UL - Kieran Phipps

2012: NUIG - Lily McGarry

2013: TCD - Lorcan Clarke

2014: UL – Triona O’Sullivan

2015: UCC - Garret Mulrain

2016: DCU - Eoin Lúc Ó'Ceallaigh

2017: UL - Michael O'Donnell

2018: UL - Conor Walsh

2019: UCC - David Synnott

2020: DCU - Kate Gurren

2021: NUI Galway - Hannah Aris

2022: UCC Colm Cleary - Music Society

2023: University of Galway - Nessa O’Connor

2024: UCC - Emer Neville, (Pop Culture, Feminist, Government & Politics Societies and An Chuallacht UCC

 

Small:

2007: DkIT - Jiwan Jodhani

2008: MU - Paul Donnelly

2009: MU - Erin Barclay

2010: DkIT - Ros Madigan

2011: IT Tallaght - Damiola Agunbiade

2012: NCI - Katie Donohoe

2013: GMIT - Katherine Long

2014: IT Tallaght – Emma Nolan

2015: Joint Winners CIT - Megan Cronin & IT Tallaght - Christopher McClelland

2016: Joint Winners CIT - Martin Crowley & IT Tallaght - Emma Mullan

2017: MIC - Rachel Dunne

2018: GMIT - Siobhan Conroy

2019: CIT - Zack Nutchanat

2020: MIC - Sinead Doyle

2021: RCSI - Emmanuel Eguare

2022: RCSI - Olivia Jagiella-Lodise Orthapedic Soc

2023: RCSI - Katelyn Hudak

2024: TUS Midlands - Amanda Keyes (Law, Drama & Music Societies


 

Best Society Fresher (2003 - present):

Overall (before the Large/Small split in 2008):

 

2003: DCU - Riona Judge McCormack

2004: NUIG - Ciara Norman

2005: NUIG - Joanne Coffey

2006: MU - Breege Clarke

2007: NUIG - Thomas Cryan

 

Large:

2008: DIT - Lukasz Luniewski

2009: TCD - Marc Atkinson

2010: DIT - Stephen Pierce

2011: Joint Winners TCD - Joel Loll-McKeever & DIT - Ruth Murray

2012: NUIG - Christopher Moran

2013: UCC - Samantha Cooney

2014: DCU – Eoin Lúc Ó'Ceallaigh

2015: DCU - Cáit Ní Cheallacháin

2016: NUIG - Ciaran MacChonncairraige

2017: NUIG - Daniel Emmet Leahy

2018: UL - Ethan Carey

2019: DCU - Dylan McClorey

2020: MU - Grace Johnson

2021: NUI Galway - Anna Lee Dowling

2022: UCC Hazel Young UCC Cancer and Enactus

2023: University of Galway Sava Beekman

2024: University of Galway: Latisha McCrudden (Minceirs Whiden, Politics Soc, Law Soc)


 

Small:

2008: MU - Lydia Roxanne Farrell

2009: DkIT - Iarla O'Neill

2010: IT Tallaght - Pearse Corcoran

2011: NCI - James Dowling

2012: Joint Winners IT Tallaght - Laura O'Dowd & DkIT - Rachel Maher

2013: MIC - Caoimhin O Ceallaigh

2014: MIC – Damien Kiely

2015: CIT - Stephanie Fogarty

2016: IT Tallaght - Valentina Milicic

2017: IT Tralee - Triona Clifford

2018: IT Blanchardstown - Noah Halpin

2019: TU Tallaght - James Curry

2020: CIT - Sharan Shaju

2021: TU Dublin Tallaght - Caitlin McMullen

2022: RCSI Katelyn Hudsk Surgical Soc

2023: MTU Zoe Lamb

2024: U Dublin Tallaght Campus -Lucy Meagher (Fashion Society)


 

Best Poster (2004 - present):

Overall (split between Large/Small in 2007 and 2008 only):

 

2004: UCD - Lit & Hist Society

2005: DIT - Fashion Society (Fashion Show)

2006: DIT - Artichoke Society

2009: DCU - Style Society

2010: DCU - Airsoft Society (Zombie Week)

2011: DCU - Style Society (Fashion Show)

2012: NUIG - DramSoc (Hamlet)

2013: NUIG - Film Society (B-Movie Festival)

2014: DIT – Fashion Society (Fashion Show)

2015: DIT – Fashion Society (Fashion Show)

2016: DCU - Fotosoc (Night Photography Workshop)

2017: NUIG - Philosophy Society

2018: NUIG - Drama Society

2019: UL - Drama Society

2020: UL - Film Society

2021: NUIG - Musical (GUMS) & Dramsoc

2022: NUIG - GUMS Musical Society

2023: RCSI - Pride Society

2024: RCSI - Pride Society

 

Large:

2007: UCC - Film Society (Night at the Movies)

2008: TCD - College Historical Society

 

Small:

2007: IT Tallaght - Drama Society (Faust)

2008: MIC - Dramatic Arts Society


 

Best Society Photo (2014 - present):

2014: NUIG – Rover Society

2015: UCC - Indian Society

2016: DIT - Dance Society

2017: UL - Airsoft Society

2018: DIT - Photo Society

2019: DCU - Rag society

2020: UCC - Science Society

2021: TUD City - Photo Society

2022: NUIG - India Soc

2023: University of Galway - Zoo Soc

2024: RCSI - Photography Society


 

Best Society Promotional Video (2014 - present):

2014: IT Tallaght – Radio Society

2015: DIT - Reel Soc

2016: DIT - Fashion Society

2017: UL - Drama Society (Warrior)

2018: DCU - Media Production Society (LADS)

2019: UCC - Surgeon Noonan Society

2020: UL - Environmental Society

2021: NUIG - FanSci

2022:  MU - Musical Society 

2023: DCU - Media Production Society

2024: RCSI - Caribbean African Society


 

Best Publicity Campaign (2014 - present):

 

2014: UCC – Cancer Society

2015: IT Tallaght - Radio Society

2016: DIT - Fashion Society

2017: GMIT - Film Hub

2018: NUIG - Energy Society (Galway Energy Summit 2018)

2019: TU Dublin City Campus - Japanimation Society

2020: TU Dublin City - Japanimation and Game Societies (Shurikon)

2021: NUI Galway - Musical (GUMS)

2022: NUIG - Med Soc (100 Miles with Medsoc)

2023: RCSI - Paediatric Society

2024: UCC - Global Justice Society


 

Best Intervarsity (2015 - present):

 

2015: NUIG - Potterfest Galway

2016: NUIG - Potterfest Galway

2017: NUIG - DramSoc

2018: DIT - DJ Society (Spinoff 2018)

2019: TUD City - Dance Intervarsities

2020: TUD City - DJ Society (Spinoff) 

2021: MTU Cork - Glor Choral Society (All Ireland Choral Intervarsities)

2022: UCC - Law Soc (Law Intervarsity)

2023: RCSI - Emergency Society (Sim Wars)

2024: DCU - Dance Society


 

Best Mental Health Promoting Event (2016 - present):

 

2016: GMIT - Positive Mental Health Society (Walk the Talk)

2017: UL - Drama Society (Stigma)

2018: DIT - Mental Health Society (#MindYourHead)

2019: UL - Drama Society (Voices of UL)

2020: MU - Mental Health Society (Young Mentality Movement Festival)

2021: UCC - Failte Refugees

2022: UCC - Failte Refugees

2023: University of Galway - Med Soc (Shave a life)

2024: University of Galway - Law Soc


 

Best Green Initiative (2019 - present): 

 

2019: UL - Environment Society (Plastic Campaign) 

2020: UCC - Surgeon Noonan Society (Kilo Clothing Sale)

2021: UCC Pharmacy Society - BNF Drive

2022: NUIG - Energy Soc (Anti Fast Fashion Week)

2023: UCC - Enactus Society (Sustainable Community Market)

2024: University of Galway: Environmental Society (Organic garden move and upgrade)


 

Discontinued Awards

 

 

Best Civic Contribution (2009 - 2013):

Large:

2009: NUIG - Voluntary Services Abroad Society

2010: TCD - St. Vincent de Paul Society

2011: DIT - Sign Language Society

2012: NUIG - Feminist Society

2013: NUIG - Draoicht

 

Small:

2009: IT Tallaght - Radio Society (Transition Year Radio Project)

2010: MIC - One World Society

2011: IT Tallaght - Radio Society

2012: MIC - One World Society

2013: MIC - RAG Society


 

Best Website (2004 - 2010, then replaced by Best Online Presence):

 

Overall (split between Large/Small in 2008 only):

 

2004: DIT - LGBT Society

2005: NUIG - Computer Society

2006: DIT - LGBT Society

2007: NUIG - Voluntary Services Abroad Society

2009: NUIG - Choral Society

2010: DCU - Media Production Society/DCUfm

 

Large:

2008: DCU - RedBrick

 

Small:

2008: IT Tallaght - NetSoc


 

Best Online Presence (2011 - 2013):

Overall:

 

2011: DIT - Sign Language Society

2012: DCU - Media Production Society

2013: UCC - Philosophical Society


 

Special Achievement Award (1999 - 2001, discontinued since):

 

1999: UL - History Society

2000: WIT - Music Society

2001: TCD - St. Vincent de Paul Society 

 

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