The Finalists 2023

The Finalists 2023
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The Finalists 2023

The finalist teams in this year's Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards have been announced! Congratulations to the following teams who will be invited to present to our panels of judges in the running for the YSI Challenge and overall Title Awards. Full information along with further instructions will be sent to all YSI Guides in coming days! 

Climate Action & Energy Award

Presented by Eirgrid   

Slo Burn, Ballymahon Vocational School, Ballymahon, Co. Longford

Out with the new, in with the old, Collinstown Park Community College, Neilstown, Dublin 22

The Binmen, Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Energy Bank, Schoil Mhuire & Ìde, Newcastle, Co. Limerick

Repop,  Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, St. Oran's, Buncrana, Co. Donegal


Strong and Caring Communities Award  

Presented by Aviva Ireland   

Youth Connect,  Heywood Community School, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

TY Little Library & Reaching Out, Finn Valley College, Lifford, Co. Donegal

The Greenest Link, Abbey Vocational School, Donegal, Co. Donegal

Trees are us, Royal School Cavan, Cavan, Co. Cavan


Make Our World Healthier Physical Health

Presented by HSE / Healthy Ireland

Be Breast Aware: Check yourself to protect yourself, Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Go with the flow, Rosses Community School, Dungloe, Co. Donegal

Vaping, St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Make Our World Healthier Mental Health  

Presented by HSE / Healthy Ireland

Who Am I Without WIFI?, St. Paul's Secondary School, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Bridging The Generation,  Killorglin Community College, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Happy Helpers, Castleisland Community College, Tonbwee, Castleisland, Co. Kerry


Make Our World a Better Place for Young People  

Presented by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Misdiagnosis of autism in girls, Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Deaf Awareness - a language for all, Holy Family School for the Deaf, Navan, Cabra, Dublin 7

Be Better, Scoil Dara, Kilcock, Co. Kildare

THE BULLYBUSTERS, Abbeyfeale Community College, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick

P1 P2 - Person First, Player Second, Largy College, Clones, Co. Monaghan


Make Our Country More Inclusive and Poverty Free  

Presented by the Department of Social Protection

The Housing Crisis, Le Cheile Secondary School, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15

#bornthisway, Maryfield College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

The Economic Life Raft, Killorglin Community College, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

The Best Years, Bishopstown Community School, Bishopstown, Co. Cork


Relationships & Sexual Health  

Presented by (HSE / Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme)

Clueless - about RSE, Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim, Co. Meath

Red Light Green Light, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Convent of Mercy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Consent Crew, John Royal School Cavan, Cavan, Co. Cavan

Make Our World Fair and Just

The Pink Tax and Period Poverty, Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Female Fights For Sporting Rights, St. Leo's College, Carlow, Co. Carlow

CODÚ 4 U, Terence MacSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeny, Co. Cork

MeabhairSLAYinte, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork


Make Our World Safer

Safe Farm, Less Harm, Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath

Women's Safety Week, Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School, Firhouse, Dublin 24

Strike Out Spiking (SOS), Kinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Catch My Drift: Water Safety, Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Congratulations to all of our 2023 finalists and we look forward to seeing you in Croke Park on the 2nd of May.

Digital Innovators Award

Presented by Virgin Media

CODÚ 4 U, Terence MacSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeny, Co. Cork

Isolated to Integrated, St. Angela's College Cork, Cork City, Co. Cork

You Know What Gets on my Nerves? MS, Castleisland Community College, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

Repop, Schoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Clothes Don't Have Gender, Mercy College, Coolock, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Please note that the Digital Innovators Award pitches will take place virtually on the 26th April, and all details will be sent to the guides in the upcoming days.