Bold Ideas is A&L Goodbody's annual student innovation award competition, which recognises the most innovative ideas from either undergraduate or postgraduate students from all disciplines. Now in its third year, the title for this year's competition is:
Challenging our responsibility
We recognise the importance of running our business in a responsible way and we strive to work ethically and sustainably, have minimal impact on our environment, and make a real and meaningful impact in our community. Despite having made great progress, we acknowledge that we need to constantly challenge ourselves to be a truly responsible business and at the same time meet our overall business objective.
Challenge corporate responsibility by suggesting a new and innovative way for organisations to be more responsible in one or all pillars of Corporate Responsibility (Workplace, Marketplace, Community, Environment and Governance).
Pictured L-R: Andrew Barr, NUI Galway, Berni Hosty, Partner A&L Goodbody, Tina Roche, CEO Business in the Community, Julian Yarr, Managing Partner A&L Goodbody
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2014. We are delighted to announce Andrew Barr, NUI Galway, as the 2014 winner. Congratulations to Andrew who won the award for his proposal to build a partnership model between private enterprise and Ireland’s National Parks and Wildlife Service. Special mention also to runners up, Anzhelika Timanova, University College Cork and Baruna Amre, University of Leeds (alumni). Entries were reviewed by our judging panel and this year, for the first time, we asked you as students to help us choose the winner. We had a huge response and thank you to everyone who voted.
We're already looking forward to 2015. Watch this space for details of next year's competition which will be available in the coming months.
Lia Boyland, University College Cork
Lia won A&L Goodbody’s 2013 Bold Ideas, Student Innovation Award. Part of her prize was an internship in New York.
"I would really recommend that all students enter this competition because it is amazing and it helps you think outside the box. Here I am in New York, living the dream".
An Internship: A four week summer internship with A&L Goodbody Dublin, with the opportunity to complete one week of your internship in one of our international offices (London, New York or San Francisco) – we arrange travel and hotel, you work alongside market leading lawyers.
€3,000 in cash: towards your educational fees – or that college loan!
A Charitable donation: Be part of A&L Goodbody’s Step Up - Community Collaboration Programme. We will make a cash donation on your behalf to the charity of your choice.
The runners up will win:
An iPAD MINI: to keep you connected.
The Judging Panel
Your idea will be reviewed by a judging panel made up of the following industry professionals:
Head of International Technology Group,
Partner with responsibility for the Trainee Solicitor and Summer Internship programmes, A&L Goodbody
CEO, Business in the Community Ireland
TV Presenter, Designer and Founder of Dress for Success Dubin
Application date closed
The application date for 2014 has closed and details of the winner announced above. The application process for 2015 will open again next Summer. Keep an eye out here for details and start thinking of your ideas for next year's entry!
Entries can be in written form, a short video or in any other format. So feel free to be as creative and as bold as you wish.
As a rough guide, written entries should be about three to five pages in length, and a video should really be no more than five minutes long.
Send your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.