Registrar Neville Cox has invited student submissions describing “an object that resonates with their time in Trinity” as part of a new initiative to tell College’s “unique story”.
Students who submit to Trinity x 50 are in with a chance to win a free ticket to Trinity Ball, Cox said in an email to students today.
According to Cox, the “custom-designed” project sets out to tell College’s story “through 50 distinctive objects”.
Students are encouraged to submit “a photograph and preferably a short narrative bringing to life the essence and meaning of the object”.
The application process requires students to name their chosen object or location and explain in under 100 words why their submission is deserving of a place in the Trinity x 50 collection.
According to the registrar, all shortlisted entries will be submitted for a prize of a T-Ball ticket.
Applications are now open for submissions. Students can submit their entry via a Google Form sent to their College email addresses by the Registrar. Students can also send submissions to Director of Marketing Beibhinn Coman at [email protected]. Submissions close on March 13.
According to Cox, “while some of the ‘objects’ suggested will be things in which we can take pride”, Trinity x 50 is also accepting submissions that “symbolise challenges or criticisms of Trinity”.
Cox also explained that “the editorial committee has decided that the Book of Kells and the Campanile must inevitably be included”, so further submissions about either object is discouraged.
T-Ball is to take place on April 14, with Two Door Cinema club set to headline. The ball will operate at a reduced capacity of 6,000 this year due to construction work on campus. Tickets go on sale on March 1st at 8:30am, costing €91.