Students get on board with Smarter Travel and win awards!

5 April 2019


Students from third level colleges around the country were awarded in the Light House Cinema for running events, developing and designing projects and creating videos, animations, radio ads and graphics for the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Awards 2019. The entries produced by students, promote ‘smarter’ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.

“We are delighted to see students from a variety of disciplines from campuses around the country developing projects and Multimedia pieces to promote, facilitate and enable sustainable transport options. We were also very impressed by the standard of the entries, as were the judges.” Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport

The winners in the Events & Health Management category were Luke O’Driscoll, William Horan, Christopher Asmus & Kate McMahon, University of Limerick.

Students Chris Britton, Dylan Flynn and Dara Darcy from Limerick Institute of Technology picked up the top prize for their Audio & Animation entries, and received very positive feedback from the judges, including Steven Maher from Windmill Lane. Students Ruth Barnes, Mark Bergin & Edward Hannon, also from Limerick Institute of Technology, won the best Video category.

The Graphic Design & Illustration category winners were Dion Breen & Didi Delaney, Limerick College of Further Education.

Winners of the Engineering & Innovation – Technology category were Taidhg Treacy, Sean Callaghan, Caoimhe McDonnell & Katelyn Gallagher, Dublin City University and the award for the best Engineering & Innovation – Design went to Peter Healy, Vaibhav Sethi, Samarth Naresh, Luke O’Higgins & Patrick Devaney, Trinity College Dublin.

Lecturers were also awarded for bringing projects to promote smarter modes of transport into their graded coursework. Winners of the Lecturers Award 2019 were Nora Ni Fhlatharta & Roisin Crowley, Limerick Institute of Technology (Multimedia), Jenny O’Connor, Waterford Institute of Technology (Health & Event Management) & Gareth Bennett, Trinity College Dublin (Engineering).

The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are organised by the Smarter Travel Campus programme of the National Transport Authority. This was the fifth 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