Fred O’Connell NPC Innovation Award 2020


The Award

The Fred O’Connell NPC Innovation Award recognises innovative partnership work between schools and parents which supports children to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Criteria for submitting an application for the award.

  • The Parents’ Association submitting the application must be a current member of National Parents Council Primary
  • The submitted project must be an original project that has been developed by the group submitting it
  • The project must fall into the category of at least one of Dr. Joyce Epstein’s six themes of parental involvement (see page 2 of the application form for further information).
  • The project must have the potential to be replicated in other schools.

The winner will receive €500 in prize money, a plaque, engraved with the name of their Parents’ Association and the year it was won. They will also receive a free year’s membership to NPC.  In addition NPC will have a larger plaque that will be presented to the winner but will be kept in the NPC office. This plaque will be engraved with the winner’s name year on year to serve as a record of all the winners of the Award.

Those in second place will receive €250 and will be presented with a plaque and those in third place will receive €100 and will be presented with a plaque.

All entrants, who have been judged to qualify under the criteria as set out for submitting a project, will receive a certificate of achievement.

Closing date for entries for the 2020 Award is the 1st of May 2020. The Award ceremony takes place at the NPC Education Conference in June each year.