Trinity Literary Society won Best Medium Society, Best Society Publication, and Best Event at tonight’s Central Societies Committee (CSC) awards held in the Clontarf Castle Hotel.
Trinity VDP claimed best overall society. They also won Best Large Society over fellow nominees An Cumann Gaelach, DU Players, TCD Law Soc and the College Historical Society (The Hist).
The awards, which were sponsored by Bank of Ireland this year, are given in recognition of the work societies have done over the Academic year.
The following are the winners in each category:
Most Improved Society: DU Mediation Society
Best Multi-Day event: Trinity Fringe, Du Players
Best Small Society: Trinity Space Society
Best Fresher: Rachel Foran, DU Players
Best Society Publication: The Attic, Trinity Literary Society
Best Medium Society: Trinity Literary Society
Best Fourth Week Event: Green Day, Envirosoc
Best New Society: Trinity Musical Theatre
Best Multi-Day Event: Trinity Arts Festival
Best Collaborative Event: Samhain: Cumann Gaelach, TradSoc, EnviroSoc, TCD Visual Arts Society, Trinity Arts Workshop (TAW), Trinity Juggling and Circus Society
Best Large Society: Trinity VDP
Best Event: Night at Hogwarts, Trinity Literary Society
Best Individual: Anna McCollum, TCD Biosoc
Best Poster: Club Philth, University Philosophical Society
Best Online Presence: TCD Christian Union
Best Overall Society: Trinity VDP
Speaking to Trinity News, Czara Casey, Chair of DU Meditation Society was “absolutely over the moon” with the award of best society. “From our whacky photoshop skills to our collabs and daily morning meditations, our society has grown so much this year! And most importantly we’ve had so much fun doing it! It really felt a happy family moment up there on stage,” she said.
Trinity Literary Society won three awards. Speaking to Trinity News, Chair Deirbhile Brennan said: “I’m very proud, and absolutely delighted that the hard work and enthusiasm of the committee and everyone involved in the society has been recognised.”
The CSC is the governing body of societies in campus. It distributes grants to societies and oversees the auditing of societies. The CSC also grants recognition to societies.
It is one of the five capitatated bodies on campus along with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), Trinity Publications, Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC) and the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU). The capitated bodies are given a capitation grant, which is drawn from the student contribution.
Contributing reporting by Niamh Lynch, Jessie Dolliver and Padraic Rowley