NUI Galway Societies Society Awards 2021

Society Awards 2021

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The NUI Galway Society Awards 

Our awards will take place Virtually on April 28th with applications due19th & 20th April. They will take place via Zoom starting at 7pm on April 28th and tickets will be made available to any societies who enter for any awards.

Note April 16th is the deadline for Best Poster/Photo & Website to be uploaded to (add your website link to your profile on 
www.socs.nuigalway.ie  Photos & posters are uploaded via your dashboard you can view the photo gallery here and posters here (shortlisted posters and photos will be e-mailed an application Monday 18th to submit by April 21st.


If you need help call the SocsBox Help desk Mon - Thur 2pm - 8pm https://bit.ly/3cCWc2B


Please upload your application to this google form https://forms.gle/vHepyLexgHXXKn5x9 


About our Awards


In addition to the BICS Awards categories we have NUIG specific awards and we are bringing back our Special Awards this year. In addition to getting an Awards Certificate emailed to the winners after the awards there are also prizes for entering and attending the awards this year. Link with all the Info and instructional videos.

Prizes:

  • €20 per award application submitted to a maximum of €50 (Best Poster, Video, Photo, Small Publication €10 each) This fund is for people who work on the applications.
  • €10 per person who attends the awards
  • €20 for winners of the Special Awards
  • €50 for the winners for the other awards
  • Spot Prizes 10 x €15 vouchers
It is the responsibility of each treasurer to distribute the funds and enter the details in the finance system
and for the committee to ensure the right people get the funds. Each society will be contacted after the
awards to confirm how much they are due from the awards, this amount will be put against your grant, so
you can distribute the funds to the attendees prior to the awards ceremony so they have access to funds to
purchase a takeaway for example on the evening. You will not need to upload receipts for this funding as it
at the discretion of each committee/ individual how you spend this money, The details of the transfer will
need to be entered into your finance website as expenditure. Any questions call to the SocsBox Help Desk.

BICS has launched their new Award Applications at this linkThese are the Awards Rules our applications have been updated to reflect the BICS applications,


coming soon will be the form to book your tickets for our Virtual Awards.

The deadline for the BICS Awards is June 21st and the Awards will take place on July 15th (most likely virtually or maybe blended, depending on the level and restrictions at the time)

Video on how to enter the BICS Awards has lots of tips to help you submit the best application for the NUIG Awards.

    

    Video with additional indormation on how to enter the NUIG Society Awards

    

    NUI Galway Society Awards Applications


Best Society cultural / Academic/ Social category
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
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 Society Civic/Charity

BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)

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 Departmental
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
Must be linked to an academic department/college.

Best New Society
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
Must be in existence for no more than 2 years.

Most Improved Society
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
Must compare with last year and show significant improvement. Must be in existence for more than 2 years.

Best Event
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
Events that have taken place after than March 13th 2020 are eligible.

Best Intervarsity
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
Intervarsities that have taken place after than March 13th 2020 are eligible.

Best Individual
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)

Best Fresher
BICS (NUIG deadline April 20th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
A Fresher is deemed to be a society member who is in their first year in a third level institution.
  
Best Mental health Promoting Award
BICS (NUIG deadline April 19th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)

Best Green Initiative
BICS (NUIG deadline April 19th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)

Best Publicity Campaign

BICS (NUIG deadline April 19th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)


Best Promo Video
BICS (NUIG deadline April 19th 2pm, BICS deadline June 21st)

Best Poster Only use this form if you receive an email that your photo has been shortlisted.
BICS (NUIG deadline April 16th 12pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
This is chosen from the posters on the Societies Website uploaded by April 16th at 12pm (if your poster is shortlisted will be sent a short application form on Monday 18th to return by Thursday, April 21st. at 12pm)

Best Photo Only use this form if you receive an email that your photo has been shortlisted.
BICS (NUIG deadline April 16th 12pm, BICS deadline June 21st)
This is chosen from the photos on the society Gallery up loaded by April 16th at 12pm (there will be a shortlist, and societies shortlisted will be sent a short application form on Monday 18th to return by Thursday, April 21st. at 12pm) Note it cannot be taken by a professional photographer.

Best Cultural Contribution

(NUIG deadline April 19th 2pm)

Non BICS 

Best Small Publication

(NUIG deadline April 19th 2pm)

Non BICS 
This can be a printed booklet no more than 60 pages, a brochure, programme or online publication. A pdf version is now required, not a hard copy.

Best Website
Non BICS (deadline April 16th 12pm)
This is chosen from all the websites linked on your profile, there is no application form.

Phoenix Award
Non BICS 
NO Application this is for a society resurrected from almost completely inactive, does not require an application and will be chosen from the societies who enter for any award.

Most Soccessful
Non BICS 
No Application This is chosen from all the societies who apply for awards and is deemed to contribute the most to campus life and collegiality. This does not require an application.

Most ALIVE
Deadline April 25th
There is no application, 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 the deadline for application is June 21st, but we will contact you after the awards and start the application process asap as there is only a short time after the NUIG exams. The BICS Awards require an application, portfolio and video for most awards. (no video interview for best promotional campaign, best green or best mental health event, not interview video or portfolio for best video, poster or photo)

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