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Prizes and awards

Trinity has a number of prizes and awards available for academic achievement. The College Calendar lists the prizes available. The prizes are grouped by Faculty and then by Discipline. The submission deadline date for prize nominations is 24 July, 2024.

Find the prize nomination form here.

Prize nomination in Word format. The Word document form should be emailed to

The School/Department assess which students are to receive a prize nomination, and inform the Assessment and Progression team who in turn enter the information into the Prize Book. The Prize Book is an excel spreadsheet containing a complete list of all prizes that are listed in the College Calendar. It is used by the Examinations and Assessment Team to maintain records of all prize recipients and the value of all prizes and as part of a Bound Book. The Prize Book is also used by the Financial Services Division for payment purposes.

Gold Medals

Gold medals are awarded by the Board of Trinity College to candidates of the first class who have shown exceptional merit at degree examinations in honor or professional courses.The Board of Trinity College has approved specific Criteria for the Award of Gold Medals which should be incorporated into the examination regulations for each course.

It is the responsibility of the Chair of the Court of Examiners to forward recommendations by submitting the Gold Medal Nomination form for the award of gold medals to the Senior Lecturer in accordance with the criteria applicable to the course in question. The submission deadline date for Gold Medal nominations is 24 July, 2024. Find the Gold Medal nomination form in Word format here. Recommendations are considered by the Board of Trinity College at a meeting in the Michaelmas term. Successful candidates are informed of their award in writing by the Senior Lecturer.

Lucy Gwynn Prize

Please see below an excerpt from the calendar entry for the Lucy Gwynn Prize.

“This prize was founded in 1948 by subscription in memory of Lucy Gwynn, first Lady Registrar. It is awarded annually in Michaelmas term to a Junior Sophister woman student for distinction in her College course. Professional as well as arts studies are taken into account. The award is made by two women on the University staff nominated by the Board, and one of the tutors.”
The value of this prize is €1,207.

Lucy Gwynn Prize Application Form

For more information, please contact your tutor or email