Awards galore at the first virtual Campus Awards!

15 October 2020

Watch the recording of the awards ceremony.

This afternoon students from third level colleges around the country were awarded for running events, developing and designing marketing and engineering projects and creating videos, animations, radio ads and graphics for the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2020. The entries produced by students, promote ‘smarter’ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.

The awards were run virtually this year and MC’d by Tara Stewart. “I really enjoyed being able to present the Smarter Travel Campus Awards for 2020! All the winners and finalists were so creative and inspiring. I know the future of eco-friendly travel is in awesome hands.” Tara Stewart, RTE 2FM.

Tara Stewart presenting awards

“In spite of the colleges closing just before the submission date, we received a huge number of fantastic entries across the disciplines. We are delighted with the quality of entries again this year. Congratulations to all students and lecturers who made the extra effort to take part. We’re already looking forward to next year!” Sharon Daly, Smarter Travel Campus Consultant, National Transport Authority.

The winners of the Engineering & Innovation – Design (postgraduate) category were James Woods, Enes Gahbiche, Julie Agostini & Leow Ee Hui, University College Dublin. Georgia Markham, Evan Lowry & Fredo Eyong, Institute of Technology Carlow were the winning undergraduate entry in this category.

The award for the best Engineering & Innovation – Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Design went to Heng Si Hwa, Benoit Souillard, Vincent Singling & Léna Jaillet, University College Dublin. Students Cian Kellett, Eoin Burke, Damien Deasy & Adhriaj Sood, Trinity College Dublin won the award in the Engineering & Innovation – Technology category.

The winners in the Marketing category were Laura Moloney, Lisa Preus, Helena Bijl & Zoe Lieux, Tralee Institute of Technology and students Roisin Dowling, Niamh Atkinson & Jennifer O’Dwyer, Institute of Technology Carlow won the top prize in the Digital Marketing Category.

Students Kyle Dee, Eoin Melia, Nicole Devennie & Jack Conroy from Limerick Institute of Technology picked up the top prize for their Audio and Orla McNamee from Cork Institute of Technology was the winner in the animation category.

Students Patrick Szoltysek, Marta Di Giovanni & Darek Kozdroj, also from Limerick Institute of Technology, won the best Video category.

The Graphic & Illustration category winner was Jack Carroll, Limerick Institute of Technology.

Lecturers were also awarded for bringing projects to promote smarter modes of transport
into their graded coursework. Winners of the Lecturers Award 2020 were Paraic Carroll, University College Dublin (Engineering), Sarah Arnold, Maynooth University & Nora Ni Fhlatharta, Limerick Institute of Technology (Multimedia) and Dorothy Keane, Institute of Technology Carlow (Marketing).

View the winning entries here.


The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are organised by the Smarter Travel Campus programme of the National Transport Authority. This was the sixth year of the awards. It was open to third level institutions in Ireland who are partners of the Smarter Travel Campus programme.


The winners and winning entries can be viewed on



Editor’s Notes:

The Awards ceremony was hosted by MC Tara Stewart. Tara is a presenter of the new music show on ‘RTE 2FM’. She is also the Host of Sustainable Fashion Podcast ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’.



The Awards were judged by an external panel of expert judges.

  • Donal McDaid – Director at Arup
  • Elaine Brick – Regional Director Transportation at AECOM
  • Fiona O’Byrne – Country Manager at Enactus Ireland
  • Graeme McQueen – Head of Communications at Dublin Chambers
  • Míde Ní Shúilleabháin – Sustainability Systems Officer at Croke Park
  • Stephanie Walsh – Marketing Communications Manager at Social Innovation Fund Ireland
  • Anna Grant – Outdoor Recreation Development Officer at Sport Ireland Outdoors
  • Biddy O Neill – National Project Lead, Health & Wellbeing Programme at Dept. of Health
  • Jason King – National Programme Manager at Get Ireland Walking
  • Gavin Mead – Senior Event Manager at Neon Agency
  • Karl Purcell – Programme Manager of the Behavioral Economics Unit at SEAI
  • Pat Kinsley – Founder & Managing Director at Neworld Associates
  • Aisling Murray – Head of Programming at Science Gallery Dublin
  • John Walsh – Creative Director at Focus Advertising
  • Laura Costello – Senior Strategist at Thinkhouse, The Youth Marketing Company
  • Sinead Crowley – Lead Designer at the Cool Planet Experience

The Smarter Travel Campus Programme is implemented by the National Transport Authority with funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The programme is aimed at Third Level Campuses in Ireland seeking to develop Workplace Travel Plans. Workplace Travel Plans have been shown internationally to reduce single occupancy car use on the commute by between 10% and 24%. Workplace Travel Plans also reduce costs associated with parking, business travel, fleet, CO2 emissions, absenteeism, and access issues. Further information on the programme and Partners can be found at

Further information on the programme can be found at –



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