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The IYPA is a philosophical initiative that invites students to reflect on philosophical questions and create a philosophical project which is 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 International Young Philosopher Awards are being held in collaboration with the PERITIA (Policy, Expertise and Trust) Project to bring you the Youth on Trust Award. The international theme for this year is on public trust. Click the above buttons for further details on both the Irish Awards and the Youth on Trust Award.