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Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards

The Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards celebrate excellence in youth-led social innovation. Held in May each year, shortlisted YSI teams are invited to present their projects to judging panels at our national celebratory awards event.

Hundreds of project teams enter the YSI Awards every year with inspiring social innovation projects spanning a diverse range of issues aligned to our innovation pillars of People, Communities and the Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Shortlisted teams compete live at the YSI Awards event in a number of Challenge Categories. Winners are announced on the day including the winners of the overall Young Social Innovators of the Year Gold, Silver and Bronze Title Awards.

The YSI Ireland Awards Ceremony 2021 will take place on 13th May 2021.

Highlights of YSI Ireland Awards 2020

The first ever virtual Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards took place in 2020 with support from Virgin Media.Event host, Zara King, met inspirational young people, teachers and guests. An array of award recipients were announced across various categories recognising young people, teachers and schools nationwide.

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View 2020 Award Winners

YSI Award Categories

Young Social Innovators awards project teams under a number of award catgories.

Award categories in 2021 include:


Highlights of Young Social Innovators Ireland Awards 2019