Past Winners

2020

 

Judges Awards  Winners
Valerie Loftus Small College/Society Publication of the Year Uprooted UCC
Sinead Moriarty Short Story of the Year Nirali Bhatt-Roberts – Roots QUB
Louise Cooney Blog/Vlog of the Year  Sadhbh Sullivan – Sadhbhers UCC
Samantha Libreri Video Journlaist of the Year Mairéad Cleary UL
Bianca Luykx Magazine of the Year  Grapevine UL
Thomas Crosse Radio Production of the Year – Arts & Features Sam McHugh TUD
Stephen McCarthy Sports Photographer of the Year Sathishaa M. K. Mohan DCU
Robbie Walsh Film Script of the Year Ren O’Hare – Hotel
Máire Ní Chonláin  Léiriúchán Teilifíse i nGaeilge – Faisnéis & Drámaíocht John Foley – Díoltas WIT
Mark Kavanagh Website of the Year An Focal UL
Brian Farrell RSA Award  Roisin Phelan DCU
Gary Ashe News Photographer of the Year Kate Swift Griffith 
Claire O’Connell SFI Science Writer of the Year Sam Cox TCD
Lizzie Gore Grimes Layout & Design of the Year – Magazine  Grapevine UL
Frank Fitzgibbon Layout & Design of the Year – Newspaper Trinity News TCD
Lenny Abrahamson Short Film  Peter Kilmartin – The Sunny Side Up
Kathy Fox TV Production Rachel Gregan – Ethan BCFE
Sinead O’Carroll Features- Arts and Pop Culture Peter Horan TCD
Tracy Clifford Radio DJ  Anisha Cheyenne Rice TUD
Éanna Ó Caollaí  Iriseoireacht Tri Ghaeilge- Scriofa Eimear Finan
Nicoline Greer Radio Documentary  Melissa Partridge – Behind Closed Doors TUD
Colin Coyle Journalist of the year-National Media Jade Wilson UCD
Eileen Brophy Radio Production of the Year – News & Current Affairs Melissa Partridge TUD
Alan Steenson Features Writer of the Year – News & Current Affairs Aoife Mawn UCD
Lynette Fay Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge – Raidió Caitlín Murphey, Colm De Buitléar, Patrick Hamilton, Bláithín Ní Bhroin, Dónal Ryan, Padhraig Parkinson & Caroline Ryan NUIG
Sinead Spain Radio Journalist of the Year Matthew Moynihan UCD
Online vote People’s Choice Award  Amerson Fortunato, Aaron Cleary, Ricky Duggan, Ellie Marron, Scott Shanahan – Food Connects Us LIT
Neil Fullerton Sports Writer of the Year  Ronan Coughlan UL
Gabriele Lorenzo, Tim Ryan, Stephen Collins, Eileen Dunne European Commission Award Elisha Carey UCC
Tom Fitzpatrick Journalist of the Year  Mostafa Darwish UL
Tom Honan Photographer of the Year Juliana Falanghe Griffith
Fionnán Sheahan Editor of the Year Conor Capplis – The College Tribune UCD
Mark Hennessy Newspaper of the Year The University Express Cork
Micheál O’Ciaraidh BLOC AWARD – GEARRFHÍSÉAN DÁTHEANGACH NA BLIANA Helena Keane – Dosheachanta WIT
Kevin O’Sullivan ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AWARD
JOURNALISM RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT 
Zoe Backwell QUB

 2019

 

Judges Presenters Awards Winners
Lizzie Gore-Grimes James Kavanagh Small College/Society Publication of the Year Griffth – Footprint
Niamh O’Connor Mairead Ronan Short Story of the Year The Favourite, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Jason Kenneally
Pete Wedderburn Pete The Vet Blog/Vlog of the Year  Sadhbh Sullivan UCC sadhbers.ie
Suzanne Brennan  Martin Guilfoyle Radio Production of the Year – Arts & Features Jessica Spencer TUD New Poets of Dublin
Vicki Notaro Cara Croke Magazine of the Year  TUD DIT Fresher’s Magazine
Robert Cullen Paul O’Flanagan Short Animation of the Year Joshua Hogan, Lucia Lusvarghi, Owen Wyne, Lee Connolly, Gavin O’Donnell BCFE Whackjobs
Neil Leslie Alison Spittle Colour Writer of the Year Shane Clune UCD
Stephen McCarthy Wayne Walsh  Sports Photographer of the Year Paul Hughes Stillorgan College Boxing
Robbie Walsh Robbie Walsh Film Script of the Year Hiram Harrington TCD Normal Porn for Normal People
TG4 Michaél O’Ciaradh  Léiriúchán Teilifíse i nGaeilge – Faisnéis & Drámaíocht Seán Ó Ciadhra WIT Faoin gCeann Tuí
Mark Kavanagh Mark Kavanagh Website of the Year UL An Focal
Brian Farrell Cathal McCarthy RSA Award  Cait Caden DCU Gardaí warn of driving the morning after drinking
Gary Ashe Gary Ashe News Photographer of the Year Kevin Newcomen CDCFE
Kevin O’Sullivan Kevin O’Sullivan SFI Science Writer of the Year Sam Cox TCD
Eoin Brannigan  Layout & Design of the Year – Magazine  UCD OTWO
Eoin Brannigan  Conor Feahan Layout & Design of the Year – Newspaper UL Limerick Voice
Benjamin Cleary Patrick Bergin Short Film of the Year  Jack Cowhig/Lauren O’Brien/Tara O’Callaghan IADT Skint
Kathy Fox  Shane Byrne TV Production of the Year  Jack Cowhig/Lauren O’Brien/Tara O’Callaghan IADT Skint
Christine Bohan  Christine Bohan Features Writer of the Year – Arts & Pop Culture Adam Lawler UCD
Fergal Darcy Mike Sheridan  Radio DJ of the Year Sean Ryan Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa
Éanna Ó’Caollaí Éanna Ó’Caollaí Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge – Scríofa Jessica Ní Mháirtín DIT
Donal O’Herlihy  Radio Documentary of the Year Jesse Melia DIT Hand in Hand
Des Gibson Des Gibson Journalist of the Year – National Media  Aoife Walsh DCU No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced
Eileen Brophy Eileen Brophy Radio Production of the Year – News & Current Affairs Emil Trahan UL
Alan Steenson  Features Writer of the Year – News & Current Affairs Ciara O’Loughlin DCU
Lynette Fay Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge – Raidió Amy Coy
Sinead Spain  Radio Journalist of the Year Patrick Power
Online vote People’s Choice Award  Aisling Grennan UCD Station Manager at Belfield FM
Tony Leen  Colin Brennan Sports Writer of the Year  Ryan Clarke DCU Bohemians building bases for prisoner integration
Eileen Dunne/Tim Ryan/Stephen Collins Eileen Dunne, Tim Ryan, Stephen Collins European Commission Award Jessie Dolliver TCD A no deal Brexit spells trouble for science
Allan Prosser Daniel McConnell Journalist of the Year  Gabija Gataveckaite DCU The College View
Thomas Honan Thomas Honan Photographer of the Year Sebastian Farron-Mahon Griffith Altered Mindscapes
Fionnan Sheahan Fionnan Sheahan Editor of the Year Aine Kenny NUIG Sin Newspaper
Mark Hennessy Mark Hennessy Newspaper of the Year NUIG Sin Newspaper

2018

 

Judges 2018 Presenters Awards 2018 Winners
Shauna O’ Halloran Niamh Horan  Small College/Society Publication Dub 8 Magazine- GCD
Paul Howard Sarah Kenny Short Story of the Year Shane Breen- DKIT
GastroGays David Norris Blog/Vlog of the year Aaron Gallagher- DCU
Suzanne Brennan Sean Defoe Radio Production- Arts & Features Mary-Kate Findon- DIT
Robert Cullen Paul O’ Flanagan Short Animation of the Year Stephen Poole BCFE
Neil Leslie Sean Fahey Colour Writer of the Year Sarah Ryan -UCC
Ryan Byrne Jim Gavin Sports Photographer Andrew Tierney SCFE
Nick Kelly Nick Kelly Film Script of the Year Cian Johnston
Maire Ni Chonlain Padraic O’ Raighne Leiriuchain Teilifise I nGaeilge Niall Kenny & Allister Higgins WIT
Mark Kavanagh Oisin Feany Website of the Year UCC Express- Robert O’Sullivan
Brian Farrell Catherine Flaherty RSA Award for Journalism Relating to RS Cian Carton UCD
Justin Kernoghan Siun Nic Ghearailt News Photographer of the year Mattew Rose-Nel UCD
Claire O’ Connell Darragh Maloney  Science Writer of the year Shauna Bowers DCU
Anna Kenny Michael O Ciaraidh Layout & Design of the year-NP Trinity News TCD
Ben Cleary Matress Mick Short Film of the Year Laura Byrne ITB
Anna Kenny Sarah & Emer  Layout & Design of the year-Magazine TN2 Magazine TCD
Kathy Fox Stephen Cromwell TV Production of the Year Luke Fitzpatrick UCD
Susan Daly Sinead O’ Carrol Features Writer of the Year Arts and Pop Culture Colin Gannon DCU
Fergal D’Arcy Fergal D’Arcy Radio DJ of the Year Katie Hughes LIT
Pol O Muiri Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh Iriseoireacht tri Ghaeilge Scriofa Zoe Kinsella DIT
Nicoline Greer Frank Greaney Radio Documentary of the Year Garr Clearly IADT
Des Gibbon Eoin Ryan Journalist of the Year National Media Aaron Gallagher- DCU
Sinead Spain Sean Defoe Radio Production of the year News and Affairs Robert O’Sullivan, Niamh O’Reilly & Aaron Frahill UCC
Alan Steenson Ryan Nugent Features Writer of the Year- News and Current Aff Rachel O’Neill UCD
Lynette Fay Lynette Fay Raidio tri Ghaeilge Meadhbh Ni Eadhra
Sinead Spain Sinead Spain Radio Journalist of the Year Mary-Kate Findon- DIT
Student’s Choice Michael O Ciaraidh People’s Choice Award William McCartney UCD
Neil Fullerton Neil Fullerton Sports Writer of the Year Mark Boylan UL
Eileen Dunne, Stephen Collins, Tim Ryan Gerry Kiely & Eileen Dunne European Commission Award Brian Donnelly UCD
Allan Prosser  Daniel McConnell Journalist of the Year Aoife Walsh UCC
Gerry Mooney  Gerry Mooney Photographer of the Year Chris Corner GCD
Fionnan Sheahan Fionnan Sheahan Editor of the Year  Shauna Bowers DCU
Mark Hennessy Mark Hennesy Newspaper of the Year Limerick Voice UL
Aisling O’Toole Ali Ryan Magazine of the Year Cypher DIT

2017

 

Judges Presenters Awards Winners
Shauna O’Halloran Shauna O’Halloran Small College/Society Publication Fresher’s Edition DIT
Elizabath Reapy Paul Howard Short Story of the year Quinn’s Corner DCU Hannah Kingston
Alan Bennett Alan Bennett Blog/Vlog of the Year The Football Writer | DCU | Aaron Gallagher
Alan Swan Alan Swan Radio Prod. of the Year Arts & Features Food or Foe | DIT | Ellen Fitzpatrick
Aisling O’Toole Aisling O’Toole Magazine of the Year Motley Magazine | UCC
Robert Cullen Robert Cullen Short Animation of the year Define Intervention | BCFE | Sean Cunningham, Paul Kavanagh, Padraic Byrne & Nicole Storck
Neil Leslie Paul Howard Colour Writer of the Year Sarah Ryan | UCC | Motley Magazine
Ramsey Cardy Michael Lyster Sports Photography of the Year Nick McDonogh | LCFE
Film Script of the Year Juanita Wilson Denise McCormack Egg Timer | UL | Andrew Roberts
Máire Ní Chonláin Eimear Ni Chonaola Leiriuchain Teilifise i nGaeilge – Faisnéis & Drámaíocht Deireadh Ré | WIT | Ailbhe Nic Dhonncha and Ailbhe Courtney
Mark Kavanagh  Sean Fahey Website of the Year UniversityObserver.ie | UCD
Brian Farrell Sarah O’Connell RSA Award Cailean Coffey | UCC | Hands
Mark Condren Wayne O’Connor News photographer of the Year Joanna Gnasiuk | SCFE | The Singer
Will Goodbody Will Goodbody Science Education Writer of the Year Aisling Brennan | UCD
Anna Kenny Kevin Doyle Layout and Design NP Trinity News | TCD
Anna Kenny Kevin McGahern Layout and Design Magazine Tn2 | TCD
Ben Cleary Mark Baldwin Short film of the year Oléka | Colaiste Dhulaigh | Aaron Stapleton & Rachel Murphy
Kathy Fox Kathy Fox TV production TRANSition | LCFE | Robert Cunningham, Megan Leanna Cleary, Sean McIntyre, Chris Behan
Eoin Brannigan Sean Fahey Features writer of the year- arts and pop culture Rachel D’Arcy | DIT
Steve K Steve K Radio DJ of the year Matthew Kirk | QUB
Eimear Ni Chonaola Eimear Ni Chonaola Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge (Scríofa) Kevin Hughes | DIT
Jason Murphy Trish Laverty Radio Documentary of the year Hanging – The Last Man Executed in Ireland | IADT | David Phelan
Sebastian Hamilton Daniel McConnell Journalist of the Year National Press Jack Power | UCD
Sinead Spain Sinead Spain Radio Prod. of the Year News and Current Affairs The Midday Express | UCC | Robert O’Sullivan
Alan Steenson Eimear Rabbitt Features writer of the year- news and current affairs Jennifer Purcell | UL
Lynette Fay  Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh  Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge (Raidió Oisín Ó Catháin & Donal Ó Catháin | UCD
Trish Laverty Trish Laverty Journalist of the Year Radio Stephen Murphy | DCU
Student Choice Niamh Kennedy People’s choice award
Tony Leen Michael Lyster Sports Writer of the year Conal Cahill | UCD
Eileen Dunne, Stephen Collins, Tim Ryan Eileen Dunne European Commission Award Billy Vaughan | UCD
Allan Posser Daniel McConnell Journalist of the year Ryan O’Neill | UCC | Motley Magazine
Eanna ó Caolla Irish Times Student Hub Gerard Ball | DCU | Homophobia in the Workplace
Mark Hennessy Mark Hennessy Newspaper of the year The College Tribune | UCD
Fionnan Sheahan Kevin Doyle Editor of the year Roisin Guyett-Nicholson & Martin Healey |UCD | The University Observer
Julien Behal Aengus McGrianna Photographer of the year Nick McDonogh | LCFE

2016

 

Judges  Presenters Award Winners
Shauna O’Halloran Diana Bunici Small College Publication Caitrin O’Leary RCSI
Sinead Moriarty  Short Story  Hanna Kingston UCC
Damien Shiels Luke O Faoilain Blog  Robert ByrneUCC
Andrea Gilligan Radio Production Arts and Features Lauren Battersby DIT
David Gibbons Magazine  Motley Magazine UCC
Daragh O’Connell Short Animation Sean Cunningham, Sinead O’Regan, Darragh Herlihy, Moya McHugh, Killian McDonagh BCFE
Neil Leslie Colour Writer  Robert O’Sullivan UCC
Ramsey Cardy Sports photographer David Fogarty Griffith College
Terry McMahon Film Script Anthony McDonagh
Siún Ní Raghallaigh Leiriuchain Teilifise i nGaeilge – Faisnéis & Drámaíocht Grace O’Sullivan WIT
David Labanyi Website of the year The University Observer UCD
Brian Farrell RSA Danielle Maldonado Griffith College
Alan Betson News Photographer Walter Cassidy LCFE
Anna Kenny Layout and Design NP Nikita Rane RCSI
Anna Kenny Lorraine Keane Layout and Design Magazine Patrice Brady DIT
Kieron Walsh Kieron Walsh Short Film Greg Byrne & Stephen Mckenna Colaiste Dhulaigh College Of Further Education
Eddie Doyle TV Production Claudia Verdecchia Griffith 
Des Gibson Features Writer Arts and Pop Culture Claire Fox UCC
Jim Jim FM104 Dave Fanning Radio DJ William Nolan UL
Eimear Ní Chonaola Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge (Scríofa) Cal Ó Donnabháin DCU
Julien Clancy Julien Clancy Radio Doc  Jack Knox IADT
Sebastian Hamilton Journalist National Press Wayne O’Connor UL
Garrett Harte Dave Fanning Radio Production – News & Current Affairs Alva Egan DIT
Alan Steenson Features Writer – News & Current Affairs Eoghan McSweeney UCC
Lynette Fay Iriseoireacht triGhaeilge (Raidió) Bronagh Ni Chuilinn, Adam, Nollaig, Aoife & Dearbhla NUIG
Sinead Hussey Journalist Radio Alva Egan DIT
Eddie Doyle RTE New Voices
The Students Bulmers Peoples Choice Award
Tony Leen Sports Writer of the Year Conall Cahill UCD
Olivia Crinnion European Commission Award Claire Fox UCC
Tim Vaughan Daniel O’Connell Journalist of the Year Sarah Taaffe Maguire TCD
Crispon Rodwell Photographer James Keown GCD
Fionnan Sheehan Fionnan Sheehan Editor Ellen Desmond | Motley UCC
Mark Hennessy Newspaper University Observer UCD
Irish Times Student Hub Award Fionn Rogan TCD

2015

 

Judges Presenters Award Winners
Melanie Morris Small College Publication Grace Nuttall, TCD
Niamh Boyce Short Story  Sarah Burke Vaughan, UCD,
David Labanyi Web designer  trinitynews.ie | Andrew Murphy
Ronan Kelly Radio Production Arts and Features Action Replay | Cian Roche, DCU
Melanie Morris Melanie Morris Magazine  UCC Motley, UCC, Editor: Ellen Desmond
Darragh O’Connell Marten Jonmark  Short Animation Vertical Horizons | Anita Gaughan, IADT
Neil Leslie Colour Writer  Brian Matthew Conmy, UCC
Billy Stickland Ken Early and Ciaran Murphy, Sports photographer Marius Dalseg Saetre, Griffith College
Liz Meaney Film Script Robbie the Rabbit | Rian Smith, IADT
Siún Ní Raghallaigh Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta & Eimear Ní Chonaola Leiriuchain Teilifise i nGaeilge – Faisnéis & Drámaíocht Charlie Lennon – Ceol ón gCroí | Ciaran Durkin, WIT
David Labany Website of the year Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin
Brian Farrell RSA Sean Defoe & Eoin Sheahan, DCU
Alan Betson News Photographer Emmet Curtain, UCC
Anna Kenny Layout and Design  Catherine Healy, Trinity News
Lenny Abrahamson Short Film Skunky Dog | James Fitzgerald, IADT
Kathy Fox TV Production Who I Am | Tiberio Ventura, Griffith College
Des Gibson Features Writer Arts and Pop Culture Sean Hayes, UCD
Nikki Hayes Nikki Hayes Radio DJ Eoin Sheahan & Sean Defoe
Lynette Fay Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge (Scríofa) Benn Ó Hógáin, Trinity College Dublin
Sebastian Hamilton Journalist National Press Rachel Lavin, Trinity College Dublin
Garrett Harte Radio Production – News & Current Affairs DCUFM Newswire SU Election Special | Tommy Meskill & Nicole O’Connor, DCU
Alan Steenson Features Writer – News & Politics Rachel Lavin, Trinity College Dublin
Lynette Fay Iriseoireacht triGhaeilge (Raidió) Caoimhe Ni Chathail & Barra Ó Scannláin, DCU
Sinead Hussey, Journalist Radio Eoin Sheahan, DCU
Eddie Doyle RTE RTE New Voices Leslie Leung University of Ulster
The Students/Online  Peoples Choice Award Motley Magazine, UCC
Tony Leen Sports Writer of the Year Ryan Bailey, Griffith College
Eileen Dunne, Stephen Collins European Commission Award Stephanie Costello, DIT
Tim Vaughan Tim Vaughan Journalist of the Year Grainne Loughran, UCD
Julien Behal Photographer Tiberio Ventura, Griffith College
Fionnán Sheaha Fionnán Sheaha Editor Trinity College – TN2 Magazine: Meadhbh McGrath
Conor Goodman Conor Goodman Newspaper Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin, Editor: Catherine Healy
Karen Mulreid Blog robmoro.ie | Robbie Morrissey
Dr. Graeme Horley Science Education Anthea Lacchia, Trinity College Dublin
Nicoline Greer Radio Documentary of the Year Bom Camino | Ellie O Byrne