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

Christian Union

ELSA

Korean

Suas 

Best Medium Society

Environmental

Gamers 

History

Photographic

Trinity Arts Festival

Best Large Society

FLAC 

Law

Players 

Vincent de Paul

BEST EVENT

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

Best Publication 
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

Best Poster 

The DUPA Exhibition
DU History Poster
K-Soc 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

 

BEST FRESHER

Amy Gallagher Law
Calllum Byrne Musical Theatre
Cameron McCabe Psychological
Conor Hanley Entrepreneurial
Ella Sloane TAF
Ellen Kenny Politics
Fiona Logobardi Korean
Ingrid Duggan Trinity TV
Isobel Donnery Photographic
Izabela Powalska ELSA
Luke O’Neill Horseracing
Niamh Ni Earcain Cumann Gaelach
Oli Bosworth Science Fiction
Oliwia Borek Suas
Peter Lennon   Traditional Music
Rishi Wallace Vincent de Paul
Ryan O’Connor SOFIA
Sorcha Byrne FLAC
Sorcha Hennigan Knitting

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL

Aminata Roth SOFIA
Anna Horan Murphy Music
Barry O’Suullivan Consulting Group
Cáit Murphy Film
Charlotte Johnson Musical Theatre
Conall Keane Vincent de Paul
Cora Hermann-Wickham Archaeology
Daryna Kushnir Entrepreneurial
Elzbieta Classen Photographic
Eoin Ussher Politics
Finn Jaksland Computer Science
Finn Jaksland Trinity TV
Hannah Barry Suas
Hasan Ali Muslim Students
Ivan Rakhmanin  FLAC  
Jonathon Boylan Law
Kate Maher Philosophical
Laura O’Sullivan ELSA
Miruna Iancu Knitsoc
Niamh Muldowney Gamers
Robert Riley Dargan Horseracing
Roisin Gowen TAF
Ruán Ó Conluain Biological
Siothrún (Jeffrey) Sardina Cumann Gaelach
Srishma Chatterjee Korean
Stephen Molloy Student 2 Student
Ultan Pringle Players

 

 

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

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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.

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

Dance

Environment

Musical Theatre

Photographic

 

BEST LARGE SOCIETY

Cumann Gaelach

Players

Student Managed Fund

Vincent de Paul

 

BEST SMALL SOCIETY

Christian Union

Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)

Meditation

Trinity Arts Festival

 

BEST NEW SOCIETY

Vegan

Workers Party

MOST IMPROVED SOCIETY

Engineering

Mature

Voluntary Tuition Programme

BEST FRESHER

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)

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL

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)

 

BEST EVENT

Dragon’s Den (Entrepreneurial)

Trinity Fashion Show (Fashion)

This House Believes Society is Failing People with Disabilities (Philosophical)

TEDxTrinityCollegeDublin (TEDx)

The Annual Panto (Vincent de Paul)

Chicago (TMTS)

 

BEST PUBLICATION

Writings About Music (Music)

Christmas Exhibition 2018 (Photographic)

The TCDCU Guide to Freshers (Christian Union)

Chicago Programme (Musical Theatre)

 

BEST POSTER

Chicago (Musical Theatre)

THW Forgive The Catholic Church (Philosophical)

Depicting Protest (Photographic)

Eden (Players)

The World Was Purple Shadow (Trinity Arts Festival)

 

Online Presence

Christian Union

TAF

TMTS

DUPA