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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.

In 202,the YSI Awards ceremony took place on the 12th of May on YouTube Live. The Awards were once again be presented by Virgin Media's Zara King and were co-hosted by Dayl Cronin.

YSI Award Categories

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

Award categories in 2022 include:

View 2021 Award Winners

Watch the 2021 YSI Awards

The Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards 2021 took place with support from Virgin Media. Event hosts, Zara King and Day Croning, 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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