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2018 Award Winners

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2018 Award Winners


'Sexting - Get the Message' celebrating their win at Croke Park, May 8th.

YSI Team from Ardscoil Mhuire in Limerick are Young Social Innovators of the Year 2018

A team of 28 students from Ardscoil Mhuire in Limerick has been named the Young Social Innovators of the Year 2018. All 33 shortlisted teams presented their projects to a panel of judges at Croke Park, followed by an Awards Ceremony at which the winning teams were announced. The prestigious award was presented by Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, together with Elizabeth Arnett, Head of Corporate Affairs at Ulster Bank and YSI Co-Founder, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

The Gold award, along with the title of Young Social Innovators of the Year 2018, went to Ardscoil Mhuire in Corbally, Co. Limerick whose project ‘Sexting - Get the Message’ posed questions about the lack of communication and education for young people around the topic of sex.

Check out a the Official Winners Gallery by clicking the image below:

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Winners!

Gold Award: Young Social Innovators of the Year 2018

Sexting, Get the Message - #KeepItPG

Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick  

Silver Award

UV Been Warned

Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Rosbercon, New Ross Co. Wexford  

Bronze Award

It's Our Teenage Brain, We Can't Take All the Blame!

Youthreach, City of Galway VEC, Co. Galway

Make Our World Healthier – Mental Health

Going Mental on Wheels

Newtown School, Waterford, Co. Waterford  

Make Our World Healthier – Physical Health 

Our Answer After Cancer

Mulroy College, Milford, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal  

Relationship & Sexual Health

Healthy Relationships and How to Recognise Them

St. Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla, Co. Clare  

Make Our World One World 

The Cycle Of Life

Portmarnock Community School, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin  

Make Our Community Better

Better Safe, Than Sorry

Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal   

Make Our World a Better Place for Young People 

Give a Hand to Help Them Understand

Ursuline College, Finisklin, Sligo   

Make Our Country More Inclusive and Poverty Free

F.R.E.E. – For Refugees Entering Éire

Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal   

Make Our World Fair & Just 

The FairTraders

Castleisland Community College, Tonbwee, Co. Kerry  

Make Our Future More Sustainable 

Off Grid

School: St. Fintan's High School, Sutton, Dublin 13  

Make Our World Safer 

B.O.B. - Belts On Buses

Christian Brothers Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork  

Social Media Award

Proud as Punch

Breifne College, Cootehill Rd, Cavan Co. Cavan  

YSI Fun-raising Award

Going Mental on Wheels

Newtown School, Co. Waterford  

Mobile for Good

The Icitabo Project

St. Fintan's High School, Dublin Road, Sutton Dublin 13  

Social Innovation & STEM

Why So Few?

Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co. Cork