Kids for Wish Kids Schools Awards 2017/18


The Kids for Wish Kids Awards sponsored by SSE Airtricity are designed to encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, build their confidence and create a greater level of social enterprise. Students can take part by developing a mini-company, running an event or taking part in a challenge; and their project can involve an individual or group effort.


Now in its fourth year, we are delighted to announce a new business savvy judging panel of experts; Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director of SSE Ireland; Ruth Brett, Marketing Director, Woodie’s; Louise Keaveney, Director, Peter Mark; Gerry Prizeman, Make-A-Wish (Chairperson), Founder and Principal of Prizeman Consulting; and John Halligan T.D. Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.








Download our Kids for Wish Kids Awards 2017 Pack:

Application process:

1) Register here – the project can be carried out anytime from now until Wednesday 20th December 2017.
2) You will then receive an award application form which is filled out once the project is completed and returned to Make-A-Wish.
3) Entries should be submitted to Mary Quille: or posted to Make-A-Wish, 2 Leopardstown Business Centre, Ballyogan Avenue, Leopardstown, Dublin 18. 
4) Entries will be then sent to our panel of judges and the winners will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony in Dublin. Part of the prize will be the prestigious Kids for Wish Kids Award for the school and professional references for students’  CV!


Entrants will be judged on: 

a)Creativity / Entrepreneurship
b) Marketing / Communications
c) Commerciality
d) Sustainability (*new category sponsored by SSE Airtricity)
e) Funds Raised

*The Sustainability Award recognises ethical, responsible and balanced decision-making, as well as a commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

2016/17 Awards Winners

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Fundraising Ideas:

Get Creative – Use your skill or talent to drum up ways to fundraise.

Get Physical – Ever wanted to take part in a fitness challenge? You could take part in a marathon, organise a walk, or even set a Guinness World Record attempt. list world records that have been attempted so why not see if there is one you can break?

Get Smart – Organise tutorials or cookery classes, or even invite guest speakers on topics of interest.

Get Arty – Design and sell a product in your local community or school. This can be anything from jewellery, personalised t-shirts, CD’s or the latest craze.

For further details, contact Mary Quille, School Fundraising Officer at or call the office on 01 205 2012.



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