BICS Awards 2016

The  BICS Awards take place on 14th April 2016, with Adjudicator training commencing April 13th 2016. In The Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick. 

About the Awards

The National Awards are an opportunity for students and their societies to showcase their numerous achievements from the previous year. Higher education is more than exams, coursework and lectures, and students who are involved in running college societies know this.

The purpose of the National Awards is to recognise the huge effort made by the many individuals who run student societies across Ireland. The National Awards are a means of recognising this dedication and are an opportunity to celebrate the importance and value that societies contribute to college life.

BICS AWARD 2016 poster to display in your college.

How to Enter for an Award

To enter the BICS Intervarsity/ Intercollegiate event go to this link  (deadline March 14th)
Congrats to NUIG Pottersoc, Lit and Deb and Juggling Soc as the only 3 entries they are automatically through to the final.

How to Enter for the New Best Mental Health Award go to this link (deadline March 14th)

Vote Now for Best Mental Health Event by March 29th

How To Enter the remaining Awards:

Step 1: Complete the short form at this link by noon on April 6th. Your society administrator will have your username and password if not e-mail and we will send it out to you. Go to your specific society category to start the process  Make sure you have completed your 50 word description for the Awards Booklet and let us know of any clashes.

Step 2: Fill in the application form for your category below. Please ensure you are using the correct up-to-date forms which are the ones on this page.

Step 3: Upload your application form at by noon on April 11th. Please note you must have filled in all questions by April 6th.

Step 4: Provide 3 printed copies of your application form and one copy of your portfolio (for each category entered) for use by the adjudication panel. These must be in the Radisson Hotel Limerick by noon on April 13th. Please note not all categories require a portfolio. Please check the relevant application forms for further information.

Step 5: If an interview is part of your nomination, it is compulsory to attend that interview on April 14th in Limerick. The timetable for the interviews will be distributed to nominees and interviews will take place between approximately 11:45 and 15:00. Please make sure you have indicated if you need to attend more than one interview to avoid clashes.

If you are unsure on any aspects of your eligibility to enter a specific category please consult the BICS rules here.

Step 6. Booking your tickets for the Gala Ball in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick
You must have finalized numbers attending by Noon April 8th (this is the number of tickets you will be billed for), Make sure all your attendees including judges have registered by this date at the link Register for your awards tickets. You may arrange payment on the day by cheque or e-mail treasurer(at) to arrange payment. Once you confirm numbers an invoice will be issues. Tickets are €35.00.

Check out the Nominee booklet for all details: BICS-Nominee-Book-2016 

All Applications must be up loaded by Noon on April 11th and 3 copies of each in Limerick by Noon On April 13th



Ennis Road
Limerick, Ireland
Tel: (+353) 61 456200
Fax: (+353) 61 327418

Room Rates single B & B €82
Twin/ Double B & B €99
Triple €114

Application Forms




Most Improved Society


Best Individual

Best Fresher

Best Poster

Best Publicity Campaign

Best Society Promotional Video

Best Society Photograph (Note it cannot be taken by a professional photographer)

Best-Intervarsity-Application-Form 16 (closed)

Best-Mental Health Event-Application-Form (voting open at this link)

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