The IYPA is a philosophical initiative that invites students to reflect on philosophical questions and create a philosophical project which is discussed and judged by a committee of professional philosophers. Students can create individual projects, or they may work and collaborate as part of a class project or a small group.

Since the launch of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards in 2017 by President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins, the IYPA has become a major philosophical and educational event in Ireland. It has now grown into an International Award forum that invites students from around the world to partake in philosophical thinking and discussion. This year the theme for the International Young Philosopher Awards is Hope. Click the above buttons details of both the Irish Awards and the International Awards.