NUI Galway Societies Society Awards 2018

Society Awards 2018

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The Society Awards will be presented at the Societies Ball on Thursday, 22nd March in the Clayton Hotel.

Tickets can be purchased in the SocsBox by committee members either one per committee member with ID for 15 Euro (no reserved seating), or for a table of 10 (all committee members reserved tables, can be more than one society) for 135 Euro. Tickets are limited and will be on a first come basis. If you have people not on your committee you wish to invite they can be added to a reserve list and will be available for purchase on March 14th for 40 Euro. The Ball will start at 6.30pm with reception, followed by 4 course dinner, award ceremony and live music from Transmitter. Free buses will be available to and from the ball.

Click below on the title of each award to download the application form. Please fill this out, upload to your google drive and submit it to the societies office through the following Google Form; https://goo.gl/forms/eoEVLV0uCFJgKO2z1
Any questions, pop into us in the office or send us an email on socsbox@socs.nuigalway.ie


Here is a first draft of last years end of year report (needs some type setting) this will give you the info you need to enter for Most Improved or Phoenix 

https://socs.nuigalway.ie/admin/uploads/fileVault/?f=MTM4


Best Societycharity/ civic category

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

Your Society must engage your members with an off campus entity.
The benefit or benefits must include at least two of the following elements:  financial, volunteering, education and/or awareness raising for your target entity or entities.
It can benefit one or more entities and must be an integral part of your society’s aims and objectives.
There is no distinction or value judgement made on the thematic area or perceived value of the target entity or whether the target entity is local, national or international.
Your society must be in existence for more than 2 years.

Best Society cultural / Academic/ Social category

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

If your society’s main aim is charity, civic engagement or advocacy please fill in the Best Charity/Civic Society. If not this is the application for all other societies. Your society must be in existence for more than 2 years.

Best New Society

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

Must be in existence for no more than 2 years.

Most Improved Society

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

Must compare with last year and show significant improvement. Must be in existence for more than 2 years.

Best Event

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

Events that have taken place after than March 13th 2017 are eligible.

Best Individual

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)


Best Fresher

BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

A Fresher is deemed to be a society member who is in their first year in a third level institution.

Best Departmental Society

Non BICS (deadline March 14th 1pm)

Must be linked to an academic department/college.

Best Publicity Campaign

Non BICS (deadline March 14th 1pm)

Best Promo Video

BICS (deadline March 14th 1pm)

Best Cultural Contribution

Non BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

Best SmallPublication

Non BICS (deadline March 13th 3pm)

This can be a printed booklet no more than 60 pages, a brochure, programme or on line publication.

Best Website

Non BICS (deadline March 9th 10am)

This is chosen from all the websites linked on your profile, there is no application form.

Phoenix Award

Non BICS (deadline March 14th 1pm)

Short application for a society which has been resurrected from almost completely inactive.

Most Soccessful

Non BICS 

This is chosen from all the societies who apply for awards and is deemed to contribute the most to campus life and collegiality.

Best Photo

BICS (deadline March 9th 10am)

This is chosen from the photos on the society Gallery up loaded by March 9th at 10am (there will be a short list, and societies shortlisted will be sent a short application form to return by March 14th. Note it cannot be taken by a professional photographer.

Best Poster

BICS (deadline March 9th 10am)

This is chosen from the photos on the Societies Website up loaded by March 9th at 10am. There will be a short list, and societies shortlisted will be sent a short
application form to return by March 14th.


Most ALIVE

(deadline March 20th 3pm)

Our awards take place before the ALIVE deadline so the award will go to the society with the most complete applications by the deadline, this means your volunteers need to have applied for their ALIVE cert, completed all the questions and added in their hours and submitted their application and the Society needs to have added in their short paragraph. 


BICS Applications will be expected to be in a position to enter for the BICS Awards which take place in Cork on April 13th. Details here 


There are 2 additional BICS Awards you can enter deadline you add your event to the BICS Calendar by March 12th at 2pm and complete a short application by March 16th 10am. Full details at the link below.

Best Intervarsity

Best Mental health Promoting Award

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