Smarter Travel Campus Awards
Students get on board with Smarter Travel and win awards!
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 Authority.
The winners and their winning entries are shown below.
Chris Britton & Dylan Flynn from Limerick Institute of Technology won the award for their catchy Audio entry.
Dara Darcy from Limerick Institute of Technology picked up the top prize for her Animation entry, and received very positive feedback from the judges, including Steven Maher from Windmill Lane.
Ruth Barnes, Mark Bergin & Edward Hannon, also from Limerick Institute of Technology, won the best Video category.
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.
If your college would like to get involved in the 2020 awards email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlist of FINALISTS
Congratulations to all of the students and lecturers who entered and in particular congratulations to those who have been shortlisted as Finalists. The feedback from our judging panel was really positive and the volume and quality of entries we received this year was exceptional.
The entries below have been shortlisted as Finalists for the 2019 Smarter Travel Campus Awards. Each entry listed below will be awarded a Finalist certificate at the awards ceremony in the Light House cinema on Thursday the 4th of April and will have an opportunity to have their photograph taken. Finalists will also have their work shown on the big screen during the awards ceremony. The winning entry in each category (chosen from the list of finalists) will be presented with an engraved trophy and a prize. Both finalists and winners will also be given a Finalist or Winner logo to use on their CV, portfolio, LinkedIn page, email signature etc.
Category: Events & Health
– Dylan Walshe, Christopher Asmus, Kate McMahon & Luke O’Driscoll, University of Limerick – view entry
– Lorraine Conneely, Lauren Dempsey, Denise Dunphy & Emma Butler, Waterford Institute of Technology – view entry
– William Horan, Christopher Asmus, Kate McMahon & Luke O’Driscoll, University of Limerick – view entry
Category: Multimedia Audio
– Cian Cahill, Colin O’Donoghue, Mark Mulcahy & Craig Ryan, Limerick Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Clodagh Finnerty, Saoirse Hamm, Nicola Phelan & Andrew Brennan, Waterford Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Conor O’ Shea, Daniel Matthews, Louise Acosta & Kari Danagher, Limerick College of Further Education – listen to entry
– Dylan Flynn & Chris Britton, Limerick Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Eli Farnhill, Limerick Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Gianluca Zuccarelli & Andrew Brennan, Waterford Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Ivan Murray, Lelia Connolly, Matt Kinsella & Dan Crean, Limerick Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Lorraine Conneely, Lauren Dempsey, Denise Dunphy & Gianluca Zuccarelli, Waterford Institute of Technology – listen to entry
– Sean O’ Dowd & Ciaran Nevin, Limerick Institute of Technology – listen to entry
Category: Multimedia Animation
– Cormac Davis, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Dara Darcy, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Gemma Ridge, Alannah Melly & Briony Davis, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – view entry
– Gerard McGrory, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – view entry
– Justin Martin, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – view entry
– Lisa O’Brien, Athlone Institute of Technology – view entry
– Mary Khalil, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Olivia Leneghan, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Ryan Boyle, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – view entry
– Sean Horgan, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Shannon Curran, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – view entry
– Siobhan Mc Taggart, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Victoria Morozova, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
Category: Multimedia Video
– Alan Hogan, Ronan Falvey & Phillip Tobin, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Anja Hirche, Samantha Jackson, Chelsea Ryan Gibson & Lauren English Adams, Waterford Institute of Technology – view entry
– Dylan Butter, Matthew Donnelly, Connor Mc Menamin & Shauna Boland Murphy, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – view entry
– Melonie A Kotschwar, University of Limerick – view entry
– Michael Desmond, Aaron Hyde & Ciara McNamara, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Philip Tobin, Ronan Falvey & Robin Fitzpatrick,Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Rory Donlon, Athlone Institute of Technology – view entry
– Ruth Barnes, Mark Bergin & Edward Hannon, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Sean O Donoghue, Conor Blake, Carol Caulfield & Thomas Chalan, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
Category: Multimedia Graphic Design
– Bartosz Gruba, Cork Institute of Technology – view entry
– Colin McCloskey, Limerick College of Further Education – view entry
– Dion Breen, Limerick College of Further Education – view entry
– Emma Cumings, Limerick College of Further Education – view entry
– Gavin Kennedy, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Katie Hussey, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Nathan Bourke, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
– Niamh Mcnee, Limerick College of Further Education – view entry
– Shannon Bowman, Cork Institute of Technology – view entry
– Tara Jordan, Limerick College of Further Education – view entry
Category: Multimedia Illustration
Angelika Pyrczak, Limerick Institute of Technology – view entry
Aoife Kenny, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Daragh McNamara, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Didi Delaney, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Henry Hughes, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Kieran Tobin, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Louise Mullane, Limerick & Claire Education & Training Board- view entry
Marcella Walsh, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Michelle Timoney, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Tanya O Sullivan, Limerick College of Further Education- view entry
Category: Engineering & Innovation – Technology
– Aimee Shanley Brookes, Andrew Brohan & Aimee Shanley Brookes, Dublin City University – view entry
– Eamon Kilheaney, Erick Zhu, Ahmed Sabertaha & Jacob Baneham, Dublin City University – view entry
– Oscar Fennell, Maynooth University – view entry
– Roisin Feehan, Oscar Scanlon, Niamh Briody & Jordan McConnon, Dublin City University – view entry
– Taidhg Treacy, Sean Callaghan, Caoimhe McDonnell & Katelyn Gallagher, Dublin City University – view entry
Category: Engineering & Innovation – Design
– Dylan Cannyghin & Christian Benedict Velasco, Dublin City University – view entry
– Peter Healy, Vaibhav Sethi, Samarth Naresh, Luke O’Higgins & Patrick Devaney, Trinity College Dublin – view entry
– Peter McKeown, Danny Deery, Arnie Sasnauskas, Niall Halloran & Conall O’Kelly, Trinity College Dublin – view entry
– Ugne Bunikyte, Darragh Porter, Conor Twohig, Conor Gallagher & Cormac Mac Grory, Trinity College Dublin – view entry
Category: Lecturers Award
– Anne Morrissey, Dublin City University
– Audrey Fitzgerald, Limerick College of Further Education
– Barry Holian, Limerick Institute of Technology, LSAD
– Brian Doyle, Cork Institute of Technology
– Colm Dunphy, Waterford Institute of Technology
– Cormac O’Kane, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
– Gareth Bennett, Trinity College Dublin
– Geraldine McDermott, Athlone Institute of Technology
– Jenny O’Connor, Waterford Institute of Technology
– Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University
– Lorraine Callanan, Limerick Institute of Technology
– Nora Ni Fhlatharta & Roisin Crowley, Limerick Institute of Technology
– Adriana Jankiewicz & Andrej Liapin, Technology University of Dublin Blanchardstown – view here
– Dani Nolan & Isabelle Hartnett, Technology University of Dublin Blanchardstown – view entry a and entry b
– Esmee Mac Pherson & Nicola Goodeman , Technology University of Dublin Blanchardstown – view entry
– John McNamee, Maynooth University – view entry
– Krzysztof Lancucki, Technology University of Dublin Blanchardstown – view entry
– Sean O’Dowd, Limerick Institute of Technology- view entry
Judges Biographies 2019
An external panel of judges will review entries. Judges are experts in the industry. Entries will be shortlisted for the prize giving ceremony which will take place in April 2019 in the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin. Judges confirmed to date include:
– Anna Grant, Outdoor Recreational Officer, Sport Ireland
– Biddy O’Neill, Healthy Ireland, Department of Health
– Donal McDaid, Director, Arup
– Doug Corrie, Sport Ireland
– Elaine Brick, Regional Director, Transportation, AECOM
– Fiona O’Reilly, Creative Director, On the Dot Design
– Frances Mitchell, Director of Business Development, Dolmen Design and Innovation
– Graeme McQueen, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Dublin Chamber
– John Kilcullen, Head of Digital, Verve
– Laura Daley, Joint Managing Director, JWT Folk
– Míde Ní Shúilleabháin, Sustainability & Safety Officer, Croke Park
– Pat Kinsley, Founder/Managing Director, Neworld Associates
– Stacey Cahill, National Health and Wellness Coordinator, Gaelic Athletic Association
– Steve Maher, Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor, Windmill Lane
Ms Biddy O Neill, Department of Health
Biddy is National Project Lead in the Health and Wellbeing Programme Department of Health. She is leading on the development of the National Healthy Workplace Framework in partnership with the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation under the auspices of Healthy Ireland. Biddy has worked in Health Promotion for over twenty years at both strategic and operational levels within the Health Service and the Department of Health. She has extensive experience in partnership working, policy and programme development and implementation. She is a keen advocate for personal development including reflective practice and believes that facilitative leadership is key to changing workplace culture to promote health and wellbeing. She was appointed as an Assistant National Director in the Health and Wellbeing Division Health Service Executive in 2013 and seconded to the Department of Health in 2015. She has a background in Nursing and Addiction Counselling and holds a Higher Diploma in Adult Education and MA in Health Promotion.
Donal McDaid, Director, Arup
Donal McDaid is a Director at Arup. He manages Arup’s Infrastructure and associated Technical, Advisory, Planning and Digital Services Team in Ireland, which is primarily focused on their Highways (Roads and Urban Streets), Rail, Aviation, Maritime, Energy and Water Businesses.
Since joining Arup in 1997 he has worked on, and lead multi-disciplinary teams on transport planning and environmental studies and large scale transport infrastructure project planning, design and implementation, both in Ireland and overseas.
Donal graduated from NUI Galway in 1993 with an honours Degree in Civil Engineering and subsequently completed a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering in Trinity College Dublin in 1994. He is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland.
Doug Corrie, Sport Ireland
Doug is employed at Sport Ireland and is a Project Manager in a new Sport Ireland Outdoors unit (which evolved from the Sport Ireland Trails unit). This new unit has a remit to continue to support the development of infrastructure which facilitates outdoor recreational activity as well as developing initiatives to encourage participation in outdoor activity sports. After 30 years working in industry Doug joined Sport Ireland in 2008. Since then he has managed various projects related to the development of both walking and cycling trails as well as various initiatives to encourage both walking and cycling. Doug is a passionate cyclist himself, commuting to work by bike, a regular recreational cyclist and keen participant in ultra-distance cycling events.
Elaine Brick, Regional Director, AECOM
Elaine is a transport planner and Regional Director at AECOM. She is an experienced project manager with over fifteen years’ experience in delivering large and multi-disciplinary transportation projects. Elaine has a specific interest and experience in behavioural change measures to influence modal shift. She has experience in all aspects of behaviour change programme implementation including: current academic theories and understanding of human motivations, planning and design of programmes, organisation recruitment and negotiation, marketing and branding, liaising with the media, app development, event management, responding to different organisational cultures and community needs. Elaine has managed several behavioural change programmes in the UK and Ireland and in Singapore where she led the delivery of a successful national scale pilot programme. Elaine also has a very comprehensive understanding and interest in the evaluation of behavioural change programmes and recently managed the evaluation of the Smarter Travel Areas programme on behalf of DTTAS.
Frances Mitchell, Director of Business Development, Dolmen Design and Innovation
Dolmen is an international product design consultancy who have been designing award winning and IP rich products for clients for the last 27 years. Frances has been the running the business development department of Dolmen for the last 4 years. Her role involves the strategic growth of the company in 3 primary sectors: Medtech/Pharma/Lifesciences, FMCG and ICT. Dolmen work with multinationals, SME’s, entrepreneurs and research organisations both nationally and internationally. We help companies accelerate their growth and bring ‘first to world’ products to market. Prior to this role Frances was the Head of Programme Development at the Innovation Academy (UCD), developing programmes and teaching multidisciplinary PhDs how to innovate and develop new commercial opportunities from research. Previous to this she was CEO of Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading contemporary classical music ensemble. Her first role was for Procter & Gamble in France as a process engineer and line manager in their second largest global manufacturing site. Frances has a BE(mech) from UCD, an MPhil from TCD and an MBA from DCU. She is currently the Chairwoman of Crash Ensemble and the Vice-Chair of the commercialisation working group of the Irish Medtech Association.
Graeme McQueen, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Dublin Chamber
Graeme McQueen is Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs at business group Dublin Chamber. Originally from Scotland, Graeme joined the Chamber in 2014 and oversees all of the Chamber’s lobbying and media activities. Graeme leads Dublin Chamber’s ‘Dublin 2050’ initiative and specialises in transport issues. Graeme is a former journalist and prior to the Chamber spent 6 years as Assistant Editor of Business Plus magazine. In 2013 he published a book entitled Start it Up, which told the stories of 20 young Irish startup companies. Graeme is a regular commentator in the Irish and international media on issues relating to Dublin and business.
John Kilcullen, Head of Digital, Verve
With over 9 years digital and web experience, John has worked on many national and international digital marketing and web development campaigns with organisations such as the European Commission, MasterCard, Diageo, Google, Unilever, Coca Cola, and the Department of Taoiseach. John’s role in Verve is to ensure best in class standards are followed across web and digital marketing projects in Verve and he leads a team of digital project managers and developers to plan, design, develop and deploy projects. John also has a big interest in the future of city planning and in particular transport and how technology can be used to improve systems and commuter experience.
Laura Daley, Joint Managing Director
In her role as Joint Managing Director at JWT Folk, Laura is responsible for driving the strategic direction and growth of the agency along with Abi Moran (CEO) and the leadership team.
Along with driving a number of internal initiatives such as operational efficiencies and new business, Laura’s role is to assemble the right team for each client within our portfolio and to drive that team to create ideas that impact culture and deliver results for our clients. Laura is passionate about helping brands engage with consumers and leading our agency teams to the most culturally insightful ideas, with a focus on understanding the people we’re talking to within their cultural context and ultimately work that delivers commercial return for our clients.
Working in the advertising industry for over 18 years, Laura brings with her a wide range of industry experience including Energy, Retail, FMCG, Media, Motor, Fast Food, Financial and Insurance.. Laura has a proven track record of managing large scale complex pieces of business and developing, nurturing and growing long-term client relationships.
Míde Ní Shúilleabháin, Sustainability & Safety Officer, Croke Park Stadium
Míde Ní Shúilleabháinis Sustainability and Safety Officer for Croke Park Stadium and a member of the NTA-led Croke Park Sustainable Transport Working Group. Prior to joining the Croke Park team, Míde was a lecturer with the School of Law & Government in Dublin City University and previously worked as a policy adviser on the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee.
Pat Kinsley, Founder/Managing Director, Neworld Associates
Pat, a native New Yorker has spent the last 33 years extolling the virtues of branding as an essential commercial device that improves every company’s bottom-line. Pat brings his unique perspective on branding to many different industries from FMCG to Corporates to Charities to Government Agencies. He also finds time each week to battle out topical brand issues in the Irish national media.
Stacey Cahill, GAA National Learning & Development Officer
From a young age Stacey played club football for Na Fianna Ladies and intercounty football for Kildare ladies and is a proud owner of an All-Ireland medal – a great achievement for a Kildare woman at the age of 17. She always had a passion for working with young people, the GAA and exploring the power of sport to change lives. In 2010 she completed a Degree in Exercise & Health Studies in Waterford I.T and in 2011 she completed a Masters in Exercise and Sport Management in UCD. Following on from this she spent a year in South Asia and Australia, traveling and teaching fundamental motor skills to young sport athletes. During her time here, she played competitive Australian football and Gaelic Football for Central Coast. Before her return to Ireland she won both the league, championship and player of the year for Central Coast. In 2013 she started working for the GAA as the National Health & Wellbeing Coordinator in Croke Park and successfully developed the Community & Health Department, whilst advancing the GAA’s Health Club project nationwide. In 2014 she also started the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative, which is run in partnership with Foróige and NUI Galway, aiming to enhance young people’s leadership skills to enable them to reach their full potential and give back to their club, county and community. She grew the project from 3 counties to 12 counties, resulting in 500 young GAA male and female Gaels graduating from NUIG with a Diploma in Youth Leadership and Community Action. She also sits on the GAA’s Sport and Recreational Staff Committee running the Pedometer Challenge in 2014 and supporting the roll out of ‘Tour De Thurles’ charity cycle challenge in 2015. In 2016 she was selected to take part in the WGPA/GPA renowned Jim Madden Leadership Programme which is built around the specific requirements of professionals and elite athletes. The be-spoking accredited leadership programme was developed by experts in Education, Sport and Business. In 2016 she received a master’s level qualification in professional leadership. Following this she started a PhD in Education in Maynooth University, focusing her studies in the area of youth development and leadership. At a voluntary level she gives talks across the country on all topics related to Health & Wellbeing and she spent time over in Zambia South Africa volunteering on the Discovery Programme through the Alan Kerins Projects.
Steve Maher, Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor, Windmill Lane
Steve is a Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor at Windmill Lane Pictures, Dublin. He has worked with several internationally recognised clients such as Netflix, Disney, Amazon and Nickelodeon. He has been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards in the last 3 years including “Best Sound Mixing” and “Best Sound Editing”. He has also recently been nominated for “Best Sound Design” at the European Animation Awards and the Irish Animation Awards for his work on Angela’s Christmas.”
What are Smarter Travel Curriculum Projects?
Smarter Travel Campus Programme has been introduced into a number of third level institutions with the inclusion of a Smarter Travel Project into a course curriculum.
To date, Smarter Travel Projects have been very diverse, serving the purpose of a specific course and allowing for flexibility to suit each participating campus. Previous years have seen the introduction of Smarter Travel themed projects into a number of curricula such as health, sport, well-being, leisure management, engineering, health promotion, radio production, multimedia, music technology and production courses.
Projects can take many forms such as Smarter Travel themed initiatives, Smarter Travel activities on campus (e.g. Student Cycles/walks/Carpooling Projects) or presentations, design/promotional posters and research done in the area of smarter travel such as cycling/walking/public transport/carpooling. You can see some examples below. [jumplink]awards[/jumplink]
Student & Curriculum Awards
Smarter Travel Campus introduced the Student & Curriculum Awards to recognise staff and students who have implemented or included a smarter travel themed project within their third level campuses.
2018 Curriculum Development Award Winners
Multimedia Category: Audrey Fitzgerald, Limerick College of Further Education
Research & Practical Category: Yvonne Ryan & Seán Collins, University of Limerick. You can read more about this winning entry here.
2018 Student Project Award Winner
Students: Colette Maguire, Susie Sutton, Rachel Brazil, Eimear Cashin, Dean Cornally, Ashling Coffey, Cait Cronin, Dervla Deacon, Amy Fennell, Ellen Herr, Brian Moylan, Emma Murphy, Grainne O’Brien, Diarmuid O’Dwyer, Breda Walton.
Course: Practical Media Skills, Health Promotion. Waterford Institute of Technology
Lecturer: Jenny O’Connor.
Entries into the 2018 awards have now closed. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch email@example.com
Why Get Involved?
- Experience working on a real life event
- Recognition from a National organisation
- Opportunity to enter their student project into the National Smarter Travel Awards
- A good grade & free goodies to help promote your event [jumplink]project_examples[/jumplink]
Bike Week March 2017
The bike week was run by Sports Development students as part of a sports leadership module (30%).
The class was divided into groups of 4 and each group was given a specific project to undertake which ultimately formed LIT’s Bike Week.
The marks were divided as follows:
Project proposal (5%)
Running the project (15%)
and Evaluation presentation (10%)
Health Promotion students ran Marchathon (Smart Travel Campus’ walking 10,000 step walking challenge) for staff & students in WIT
Health Promotion & Radio Production students created audio entries into the National Smarter Travel Awards.
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
The UL Smarter Travel team organised a voluntary summer project in 2016 where students were offered the opportunity to learn how to 3D print and lasercut, and in turn develop Way Finding models to be used for public display on campus for use during the campus’ orientation programme at the beginning of each semester.
Four students studying architecture and product design participated.
The 3-D model above is the map they created as part of a campus navigation tool –
“The project aimed to help students and visitors find their way around the UL campus and also advertising some Smarter Travel related information.”
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
3rd Year Civil Engineering Group: In groups, students carried out a case study for a location of their choice and produced an Active/ Sustainable Travel Plan.
The groups presented their findings and recommendations as part of a graded module assessment.
Students provided comprehensive feedback, showing some innovative solutions to issues as part of their studies.
Student Multimedia Awards Winners 2018
Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre, for creating videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads, graphics and installations for the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Student Multimedia Awards. The entries produced by students, promote ‘smarter’ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car pooling.
Thanks to judges: Matt McGrath, BBC Environment Correspondent, Dylan Cotter, Executive Creative Director, Irish International, Pat Kinglsey, Managing Director, Neworld Associates and Deborah Doherty, Studio Director, Windmill Lane.
Video & Animation Category Winners
1st Place: Chelsea Joyce, Aine Proudfoot, Cathy Ring, Ciara Farrell & Rebecca Van Rhee, University of Limerick. Watch now
2nd Place: Sean Parnell, Limerick Institute of Technology Watch now
3rd Place: Keith Walsh, Rob Daly, Daniel O’ Keeffe & Brewster Carr, Limerick Institute of Technology Watch now
1st Place: Ciara O Dwyer, Katie Farrell, Sarah Carroll & Ashley Godkin, Waterford Institute of Technology Listen now
Joint 2nd Place: Dylan O’Mahony, Clodagh Lawlor, Dan O’Riordon, Adam Dwyer & Laya Kenny, Limerick Institute of Technology Listen now
Joint 2nd Place: Kevin Garland, Aine Flaherty, Lauren Hanley, Patrick Mark Duffy & Patricia Aillons Martin, Limerick Institute of Technology Listen now
3rd Place: Kamil Kiersztan, Jamie Dumas, Jacob Woulfe, Anthony White & Sean Coffey, Limerick Institute of Technology Listen now
Graphic, Text & Installation Category Winners