The BICS Awards take place on 13th April 2017, with Adjudicator training commencing April 12th 2017. In The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.
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.
How to Enter for an Award
To enter the BICS Intervarsity/ Intercollegiate event go to this link (deadline March 13th)
How To Enter the remaining Awards:
Step 1: April 5th:
Complete the short form at this link http://awards.bics.ie by noon on April 5th. Your society administrator will have your username and password if not e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Please up load your actual photo for Best Photo and the actual poster for Best Poster today so we can include them in the awards brochure.
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 (do not do a google search).
Step 3. April 7th
Booking your tickets for the Gala Ball in the Sheraton, Athlone.
You must have finalised numbers attending by Noon April 7th (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)bics.ie to arrange payment. Once you confirm numbers an invoice will be issues. Tickets are €35.00. Please note if you are a student attending the awards choose ‘Nominee’ if you are the one person that will be dealing with registration at BICS or are your colleges elected student networking rep choose ‘Student Rep’ .
Step 4: April 10th
Upload your application form at http://awards.bics.ie by noon on April 10th. Please note you must have filled in all questions by April 5th.
Step 5: April 12th
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 Sheraton Hotel Athlone by noon on April 12th. Please note not all categories require a portfolio. Please check the relevant application forms for further information.
Step 6: April 13th
If an interview is part of your nomination, it is compulsory to attend that interview on April 13th in Athlone. 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.
Check out the Nominee booklet for all details: BICS-Nominee-Book-2017
All Applications must be up loaded by Noon on April 10th and 3 copies of each in The Sheraton, Athlone by Noon On April 12th
Sheraton Hotel, Athlone
Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre,
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Best Society Photograph
(Note it cannot be taken by a professional photographer)