Welcome to the Education Awards

Recognising excellence in the third level education sector in Ireland.

Launched in 2017, the Education Awards recognise, encourage, and celebrate excellence in the third level education sector on the island of Ireland from both State and privately funded institutions.


After a hugely successful event in 2021, we are delighted to announce the return of the annual in-person Education Awards in 2022.


This year we have heard incredible stories about the success of Ireland’s institutions, large and small, in continually improving and innovating their educational processes in an ever-evolving environment; these awards aim to recognise and reward the most outstanding achievements within the sector over the past 12 months.

We encourage you to make note of the 2022 event date in your calendar:

​Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 @ Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin

We will be launching the 2022 award programme very soon, including full award category criteria, judges, and more.

We have lots of innovations and new features to reveal in the coming weeks. Watch this space!

In the meantime, why not familiarise yourself with the awards programme by browsing the following resources:

2022 Award Categories


The 2022 entry criteria will be announced shortly. In the meantime, we encourage you to browse the 2022 list of award categories register your interest for further details. Click here.

How to Enter

Entry is free and the submission process is straight-forward. Get up to speed with our online entry process today. Click here.


Recent additions to the judging panel can be found here.

Past Winners

View our past winner for a comprehensive list of education institutions demonstrating excellence in Ireland. Click here.​

Contact Us

To find out more about the awards and how they will benefit you and your team, please contact our team today.

Email: team@educationawards.ie. Phone: +353 1 905 9549.


Amárach Research

Communications Partner

The Irish Times