Society of the Year Awards 2022
The CSC Society of the Year Awards 2022 will take place at 7 pm on 16th March 2022 in the Clontarf Castle Hotel.
Tickets go on sale 1st March – for more information on tickets check your society email address
Click into your society log in on the grant app page to find the eleven award categories and complete the nomination forms for your society. Nominations for the awards open via the CSC website today 17th Feb and the final deadline is 8th March at 5pm sharp.
Society of the Year 2021 Winners
If you missed the CSC Society of the year awards you can watch them above.
The Winners from the night are listed below
Best Virtual Production – TMT’s Into the Woods – Trinity Musical Theatre Society
Into the Woods was five months in the making and showcases the best of Trinity Musical Theatre. The show was organised, rehearsed, and filmed without any in-person contact, and the result was a stunning theatre piece that is unlike any Zoom-based theatre produced thus far.
Best Publication – TCD Cancer Society’s Cook Book
During Lockdown, many Trinity students obeyed the call to #STAYATHOME. Cancer Soc members took this opportunity to try out new recipes in their kitchens which resulted in recipes submitted by students from a diverse collection of Trinity clubs and societies.
Best Multi-Day Event – ‘Convergence’ – A DU Gamers Campaign – Gamers
Convergence was an eight week multi table Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) campaign, with an average of 54 players attending each event.
Best Online Presence – DU Film Society
The strange social environment of the pandemic required a new and welcoming online environment for their members. They rebranded their logos specifically for online use and engaged with their members via every platform imaginable.
Best Fresher – Peter Lennon from The Traditional Music Society
Peter is a huge addition to the society, both for his enthusiasm and positive outlook, and for his technological skills which allowed him to edit (so far) 15 tune class videos for society members
Best Individual – Ivan Rakhmanin – FLAC
Ivan Rakhmanin is the backbone of society life. It was FLAC that nominated him, but it could equally have been at least two other societies. He was PRO for FLAC and edited weekly videos for the FLAC Youtube channel as well as updating the society’s social media across the board. Eg. @trinityflac.
Best Small Society: Suas
In the past SUAS was centred on our volunteer programs in DEIS schools and our volunteer abroad programme. Obviously in a pandemic this wasn’t possible, so they held more events than ever before and focused much more heavily on issues of development and global justice.
Best Medium Society: DU Gamers
This year DU Gamers rewrote the book on how to run a society online. They have transitioned from being a society that branded itself as gaming without screens to one that relied solely on screens to interact with our members, but still providing regular gamers with a huge variety of the traditional RPG and card games.
Best Large Society – joint winner Free Legal Advice Centre, FLAC AND DU Players
This year, FLAC adapted their events to an online format that was both engaging and accessible to the college community. They established a YouTube channel as a medium to deliver panel speaker discussions which ranged in topics from Women in Sport to Criminal Justice.
Players Put on 60 shows. 6 festivals, over 30 Wednesday Night Events. Two nine module training programmes with over 70 students a term. A Playwrights Programme. A sketch comedy series. A Youtube Salon series. A Scooby Doo puppet musical. A Willy Wonka Musical made in 24 hours! Safe spaces for Queer Identity talks. Lectures on modern feminism and gender. Plays about elephants, seagulls, Little Women, John Waters and identities of every shape, size and colour. And all of it, every single inch of it, online
TCD Community Award – Knitting Society
Knitsoc set up the Knitcord (on Discord) which has various channels sharing general info, patterns, works-in-progress and finished projects. This years’ membership is the highest it’s been in four years and all of them are engaging in this fabulous online community.
Best Poster – DU Dance HipHop Dance class.
Judges felt that this was vibrant, colourful and suggestive of what it was advertising.
Best Event – Trinity’s Hidden History – DU History Society
Trinity’s Hidden History was organised to act as a virtual tour of some of the more interesting places and tales of college campus Many of the attendees were first year students who got to experience the Trinity campus without actually being there.
Best Online Innovation – Virtual Exhibitions – Photographic Society
DUPA held three 3D online exhibitions of members’ work this year, titled ‘Home’, ‘Arrivals & Departures’ and ‘Bare’. The exhibitions were published on Kunstmatrix Art Space, which allows the pictures to be displayed in a virtual three-dimensional gallery space.
BEST COLLABORATIVE EVENT – Asian Week – (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabesque, South East Asian)
Each society shared part of their respective cultures with a Cultural Film Fair Night, an Asian Arts competition, publication of Daily Asian Recipes, a Cultural Gaming Night, and lastly a week-long movement to spread awareness of the rise in racism against Asians.
SOCIETIES’ CHOICE – was voted for by a popular vote during the awards. It was given to both the Players and Gamers Society!
BEST OVERALL SOCIETY 2021 – DU PLAYERS
Shortlist for SOY 2021
125 societies – 250 nominations for 16 categories and this is the shortlist For the Society of the Year Awards 2021
BEST OVERALL SOCIETY and SOCIETIES’ CHOICE are both voted from the shortlist of Best Small, Medium and Large Society
Best Small Society
Best Medium Society
Trinity Arts Festival
Best Large Society
Vincent de Paul
Friday Hamper Drive Event – Vincent de Paul
Minecraft Build – Archaeological
Transcendence – a DUPA Christmas Exhibition – Photographic
Trinity Women in Law – Women’s Mock Trial – Law
Trinity’s Hidden History – History
Varsity Sparks – Entrepreneurial
Arab Spring Series – SOFIA
Cancer Soc Cook Book
Player The Six Degrees of Separation’
The KnitSoc Bible
In Focus SMF
Best Online Presence – FLAC, Players, Film, Christian Union, TAF
The DUPA Exhibition
DU History Poster
PLAYERS AGM 2021
Dance Soc HipHop Class
SOFIA The Palestinian Ambassador
BEST MULTI-DAY EVENT
Convergence – A DU Gamers Campaign
Resilience – A DU Players Virtual Festival – Players
TMT Summer Series – Musical Theatre
Trinity Arts Festival 2021 – TAF
BEST COLLABORATIVE EVENT
Speak Out, Read UP Book Club (SOFIA, Global Development, Amnesty, Environment)
Dismantling Direct Provision (VdP, Politics, Young Greens)
Mock Trial Murder Mystery (Law & Players)
Period Poverty – a panel discussion (FLAC & VdP)
Women’s Week Concert (Jazz, TMTS, Music, Tradsoc, Orchestra)
Asian Week – (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabesque, South East Asian)
BEST VIRTUAL PRODUCTION
Many Moons Ago – A Podcast – History
Players News Now – Players
Referenda in Review – FLAC
TMT’s Into the Woods – Musical Theatre
BEST ONLINE INNOVATION
Christmas Panto – Biological
Music Livestream Concert – Music
DU Players and Pandemic – Players
Filmmakers’ Roulette – Film
Virtual Exhibitions – Photographic
TCD COMMUNITY AWARD
Film, FLAC, DU Gamers, Knitting , Korean, Players, Vincent de Paul
|Calllum Byrne||Musical Theatre|
|Ingrid Duggan||Trinity TV|
|Niamh Ni Earcain||Cumann Gaelach|
|Oli Bosworth||Science Fiction|
|Peter Lennon||Traditional Music|
|Rishi Wallace||Vincent de Paul|
|Anna Horan Murphy||Music|
|Barry O’Suullivan||Consulting Group|
|Charlotte Johnson||Musical Theatre|
|Conall Keane||Vincent de Paul|
|Finn Jaksland||Computer Science|
|Finn Jaksland||Trinity TV|
|Hasan Ali||Muslim Students|
|Robert Riley Dargan||Horseracing|
|Ruán Ó Conluain||Biological|
|Siothrún (Jeffrey) Sardina||Cumann Gaelach|
|Stephen Molloy||Student 2 Student|
Society of the Year 2021
The CSC Society of the Year Awards take place online on 30th March 2021 from 7.30pm – shortlist is available here
Societies in Trinity have faced an incredible challenge over the past year – one that they have risen to and even capitalised upon, in order to create welcoming and nurturing communities for students from every discipline and with a vast array of interests.
Please register here up until 5pm on 30th to receive the zoom link to the event
5pm 30th March: We have closed Pre-Registration but you can join us at the link below just before 7.30
OR live stream of the awards on youtube –
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Follow our Social Media channels for the announcement of the shortlists this week https://linktr.ee/CSCTCD
This year the CSC received a record 250 nominations in 16 different categories for the Society of the Year Awards. This is an astonishing accomplishment given the fact that no activity took place on campus.
TCD owes each committee a huge debt of gratitude for safeguarding our students’ mental health and our society communities in this past year, and it would be amazing if you could come and show your appreciation.
Bank of Ireland Sponsorship pitches
From twenty two applications ten student societies pitched for sponsorship from Bank of Ireland yesterday in the BOI Workbench on Trinity Campus
Congratulations to all of the students who took part, representing their society. The judges were so impressed by the pitches that each society came away with some funding towards their respective event. Agriculture Soc, Biological Soc, DUPA, Fashion Soc, The Hist, Musical Theatre Society, QSoc, TAF, TEDx Trinity, Vegan Soc.
Winners Society of the Year 2019
Best Poster: The World Was Purple Shadows Trinity Arts Festival
Best Publication: Christmas Exhibition DU Photographic Society
Best Multi-Day Event: ‘What If…? Trinity Christian Union
Most Improved Society: Voluntary Tuition Programme
Best New Society: Vegan Society
Best Individual: Sam Hardiman DU Music Society
Best Fresher: Todd Pender Trinity Literary Society
Best Collaborative Event: Multicultural Showcase – Music, Cumann Gaelach, Tradsoc, Arabesque, Russian, French, Hispanic, German, Indian, Chinese Society
Best 4th Week Event: Mindfulness Day – DU Mediation Society
Best Medium Society: Musical Theatre Society
Best Large Society: DU Players
Best Small Society: FLAC
Best Event: This House Believes Society is Failing People with Disabilities The Philosophical Society AND The Annual Panto Vincent de Paul
Best Overall Society: FLAC
Best Online Presence: Trinity Arts Festival
Societies Choice: Environment Society
Shortlist for Society of the Year 2019
Full Shortlist of the nominees for the Society of the Year 2019 sponsored by Bank of Ireland
BEST MEDIUM SOCIETY
BEST LARGE SOCIETY
Student Managed Fund
Vincent de Paul
BEST SMALL SOCIETY
Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)
Trinity Arts Festival
BEST NEW SOCIETY
MOST IMPROVED SOCIETY
Voluntary Tuition Programme
Benjamin McConkey (Politics), Charlotte Van Spall (SOFIA), Daniel Graczyk (Meditation), Gabrielle Fullam (Players), Ines Lonergan (Laurentians), Jamie Aspell (Law), Jiye Xie (Photographic), Joe Kelly (Space), Kevin Mullaney (Psychological), Molly Donnery (Film), Niamh Carey (Cumann Gaelach), Nicky Pochinkov (Vegan), Rachel Galvin (Musical Theatre), Seán Francis (Archaeology), Seirce Mhac Chongaill (Trinity Arts Festival), Todd Pender (Literary), Vince Casey (Computer Science)
BEST COLLABORATIVE EVENT
‘Are You Smarter Than a Junior Cert Student’ (Voluntary Tuition Programme & Vincent de Paul)
Multicultural Showcase (Music, Cumann Gaelach, Tradsoc, Arabesque, Russian, French, Hispanic, German, Indian, Chinese)
Pink Party: A Celebration of Feminist Art (TAF, Visarts, Photographic, Digital Arts)
The Winter Showcase (TMTS, Dance, Music, Singers)
Aisling Kearney (Literary), Austin Hughes (Players), Britta Thiemt (Psychological), Charlotte Van Spall (SOFIA), Ciara Mullarkey (Germanic), Ciara ní Mhurchú (Cumann Gaelach), Claudia Mannix (Photographic) Ekaterina Lait (Entrepreneurial), Eoin Roche (Comedy), Gerry Doherty (Laurentian), Iseult Deane (TAF), James Cotter (VTP), Jerzy Jaśkuć (Computer Science), Kate Fahy (Law), Komal Malviya (Environment), Lauren McDonald (Musical Theatre), Maggie Goulden (Space), Malika Grant (Afro Caribbean), Marie-Louise O’Callaghan (SMF), Mary Hastings (FLAC), Michael-John Gillen (Historical), Micheál Ganley (Politics), Pat Gannon (Mature), Rachel Buckley (Student 2 Student), Sam Hardiman (Music), Shauna Kelly (Engineering), Sorcha Ryder (Philosophical), Stephen Smith (Archaeology), Susannah Hunt (Film)
BEST 4th WEEK EVENT
Young Design Showcase – Fashion
Mindfulness Day – Meditation
PAVternoon Concert – Music
Mamma Mia: Here we go in 12 Hours – Musical Theatre
The World Was Purple Shadow: GMB Takeover – Trinity Arts Festival
BEST MULTI-DAY EVENT
‘What If…?’ (Christian Union)
Éigse na Tríonóide (Cumann Gaelach)
Green Week (Environment)
Trinity Arts Festival 2019 (TAF)
Dragon’s Den (Entrepreneurial)
Trinity Fashion Show (Fashion)
This House Believes Society is Failing People with Disabilities (Philosophical)
The Annual Panto (Vincent de Paul)
Writings About Music (Music)
Christmas Exhibition 2018 (Photographic)
The TCDCU Guide to Freshers (Christian Union)
Chicago Programme (Musical Theatre)
Chicago (Musical Theatre)
THW Forgive The Catholic Church (Philosophical)
Depicting Protest (Photographic)
The World Was Purple Shadow (Trinity Arts Festival)
Bank of Ireland Pitching event
The inaugural Bank of Ireland TCD Society pitching event took place at 2pm on 12th November.
This partnership sees BOI, the official bank of TCD, commit to supporting TCD societies for 2018/19.
Applications opened on 16th Oct and 34 societies applied for sponsorship. From the 34 applications 11 societies were selected and invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of four to compete for a slice of the funding.
The judges were so impressed that they gave funding to each society who pitched.
Trinity Arts Festival 2019
BioSoc MedTech competition
Chinese Society Forum
Dance Society equipment
Fashion Society Fashion Show
Film Society DU Film Festival
Indian Soc – Holi Law Soc – Diverse Careers fair
Players (summer festival)
Trinity Musical Theatre production
Arabesque cultural event
SOPHIA Ambassadors Ball
Zoo Soc Careers Fair
Society Alumni Testimonial
In October 2015 the CSC was delighted to welcome past CSC executive member, ex-chair of the Young Fine Gael Society, the then Minister for Health, and current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to launch the Society Alumni Testimonial Journal. He was joined by several other Trinity alumni who had been involved in societies in Trinity College.