INSPA would like to say a massive thank you to all our award partners below. Please take the time to read about all these wonderful organisations, without the support of whom these awards just wouldn't be possible.

Prize Partners

Image Masters

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Image Masters was established over 30 years ago by Martin Carr and since this time we have been at the forefront of Irish educational photography.

All Image Masters Photographers are members of the Irish Professional Photographers Association and have mastered the art of celebrating the full educational experience every step of they way.

At Image Masters, we believe in investing in education and fostering long-term relationships.

We do this by providing more than just a service. We understand the importance of the educational experience for the youth in Ireland today and truly value the positive benefits your schools and Parent Associations bring to your community.

We work with you to give back support to your schools and Parent Associations to continue the important job you do. We appreciate the privilege of contributing to the sector and believe that working with us is an investment in these relationships, an investment in students and the very future of education within your communities.

Dublin Zoo

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Dublin Zoo opened its doors on September 1, 1831. Founded as a private society by anatomists and physicists and supported by wealthy subscribers.

In 1840, featuring 46 mammals and 72 birds donated by London Zoo, the radical decision was to throw its gates open to the public for a penny on Sundays. This gesture, remarkable for that time, established the affectionate relationship that still exists between Dubliners and the ‘ah-Zoo’ in the Phoenix Park.

Now, utterly transformed, Dublin Zoo’s 28 hectares is attracting over 1 million visitors a year. Officially Ireland’s biggest family attraction, not only offers a great day out for all, but also a journey of learning and discovery about the world’s precious wildlife.

Animals at Dublin Zoo live enriched lives in natural social groups, they are fit and healthy, able to breed and raise their own young. They can be observed in naturalistic spaces with vegetation, substrate and water features that reflects their native habitat.

Dublin Zoo is managed by caring zoo professionals who devote their lives to the welfare and care of animals and to understanding their needs. They are knowledgeable about the natural habitat of the animals, diet, genetics, animal health and social grouping.

Modern Zoos, like Dublin, adhere to strict codes of practice in animal welfare laid down by European and Global Associations. Through such organisations, partnerships among Zoo’s and other kindred institutions, agencies and individuals are encouraged. This in turn leads to opportunities for co-operative research in conservation, biological and veterinary sciences.

By supporting specific research staff, collaborative partnerships with universities and regular publications, symposia and workshops they constantly develop knowledge, understanding and expertise.

Dublin Zoo financially supports a variety of conservation projects of which great apes, tigers, rhinos, golden lion tamarins, African wild dogs, eagles and amphibians have been recipients.

Dublin Zoo is a registered charity and works in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of bio-diversity on earth.

Charity number CHY 2964

Theme Partner

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers.

Our vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support.

A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline offering information and support to anyone affected by dementia at
1800 341 341.

Media Partners


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Originally concieved as a blog, MummyPages is Ireland's largest family life website (November 2014 over 500,000 unique users). We listened to our community who said they wanted a website that they could identify with and that brought them local content dealing with local Irish issues. The community also wanted the rich content, that they had been reading on other non-Irish sites, about the stages of a child's life and the challenges facing parents in Ireland today. Following feedback from our community, the website was rebuilt from the ground up during 2010. In February 2011, we launched as a full service website delivering this strong rich content, whilst retaining and strengthening our blog origins by introducing guest bloggers and news contributors to the site.

At the core of our work is a belief that, while all parents should strongly consider the advice of experts in various fields, most parents have the ability to determine what is right or wrong for their child.

Project Managers


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Founded in 2011, OpenGorey have acted as an independent cultural voice, facilitating, empowering and advocating for the arts in Wexford. They have worked with over 175 cultural practitioners, developed an international network of over 20,000 cultural practitioners and managed over 50 cultural projects. Their projects have been supported by South Dublin, Wexford and Waterford Co. Co. Their 2012 project 'Being Honeyed' was selected by Sound & Music London as one of the top 5 shows to open across Europe at the time and their recent project Hammer | Anvil | Stirrup was listed as one of the best shows in the Irish Times. Their past Arts publication and website was shortlisted for the Irish Web Awards for best online publication and best Art website.