Congratulations to all those who participated in the Irish Young Philosopher Covid-19 Ethics Award for 2020.

The standard of the projects was outstanding and we thank and commend all students for taking part in the IYPA. Your responses and your enthusiasm have been truly inspiring. We hope that your participation has also encouraged you to continue engaging with philosophical and ethical questions and hope we see many of you at UCD in the future.

Below are the list of those students and projects awarded prizes and commendations. Well done to all!

We are delighted to share some of the projects with you. Please see below for projects that you can view with a hyperlink and a blue pointer next to them. Please enjoy these wonderful projects!


Joint Runners-up:

Highly commended:


Joint Runners-Up: 

Highly Commended: 


Runner up:

Joint Winners:


Highly Commended:

  • Saint Brendan's College - Would it Be Ethical to Return to How Things Were Before Covid-19?
    SEM Film Project, Saint Brendan's College Killarney, Kerry

Honourable mention:

  • Ayla Walsh O’Neill - What’s the Point?
    3rd Class Primary 

  • Michael Clarke - Philosophy
    3rd Year, Temple Carrig, Greystones

Lily McCann

What Do We Owe to Each Other?

3rd Year, Temple Carrig, Greystones