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Finalists Announced for YSI Ireland Awards 2022

The finalist teams have been announced for the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards 2022. In total 35 YSI project teams from across Ireland are being invited to compete for a range of YSI Challenge Awards as well as the overall Gold, SIlver and Bronze Title Awards.

All of the teams will pitch their socially innovative ideas and projects to panels of judges who will decide the winners within each Challenge category. All of the winners will be announced during a ceremony broadcast online via YouTube Live on Thursday May 12th from 11AM - 12PM hosted by Virgin Media's Zara King and former Hometown Band Member Dayl Cronin.

The finalists in 2022 have been announced as follows: 


Climate Action & Energy Award

Presented by Eirgrid


Strong and Caring Communities Award  


Make Our World Healthier Physical Health

Presented by HSE / Healthy Ireland

Make Our World Healthier Mental Health  

Presented by HSE / Healthy Ireland

Make Our World a Better Place for Young People  

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

Make Our Country More Inclusive and Poverty Free  

Presented by the Department of Social Protection

Relationships & Sexual Health  

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

Make Our World Fair and Just

Make Our World Safer

Digital Innovators Award

Presented by Virgin Media

Congratulations to all of our 2022 finalists and we look forward to seeing you at a virtual pitching session very soon!!