25 Irish Business Awards You May Wish to Enter


All companies want to win awards. Awards provide prestige and are great for branding. They are also great for team morale and, of course, marketing. But which ones should you apply for and when are they held?

I couldn't find a definitive list of Irish technology awards, so I created one. Let me know if there are any missing and I'll update it.

In addition to the Irish technology awards, I've added Irish business awards and Irish marketing awards that you may also consider.

Closing dates for entries are included if available at time of posting. The month refers to the 2017 award ceremony date (unless specifically stated). As you will see, November's the favourite! Most Irish technology awards are held in Dublin.

Irish Technology awards

  1. Tech Excellence -  May
  2. Irish Internet Authority Dot ie Net Visionary - September
  3. Data Science - September
  4. Spiders  - November
  5. Technology Ireland Software Awards - November
  6. Customer Contact Management Association - November
  7. Irish MedTech - December

Irish Marketing Awards

  1. Media awards - April. Closing date for entries 22 Feb 2018
  2. Marketing Institute All Ireland Marketing Awards - May. Closing date for entries 8 Feb 2018
  3. Irish Sponsorship Awards - November

Irish Business Awards

  1. Small Firms Association - February 2018. Shortlist chosen
  2. Irish Logistics & Transport - Awards 12 April. Closing date: 17 Jan 2018
  3. Business All Stars - April 2018.  Register your interest now
  4. Bank of Ireland Startup - May
  5. Deloitte Fast 50 - November
  6. National Enterprise Awards - May
  7. SME awards - September
  8. Enterprise Ireland Founder of the year - June
  9. Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena - September
  10. EY Entrepreneur of the year - October - Entries close 8 Feb 18
  11. Women Mean Business - October
  12. Irish Times Innovation - November
  13. Irish Exporters Association - November
  14. Micro Business - December??
  15. Image magazine Business Woman of the Year - November

Ulster Bank used to have a small business awards, but this appears to be gone and has transformed into a social network type site - Business Achievers.  Bank of Ireland does "Sponsor for a day" where you can win your logo on the Munster or Leinster rugby jersey. Big Red Cloud, won it a few years ago and said it was brilliant. Business & Finance magazine also holds awards from time to time. Keep an eye on the Business2Business and Business and Finance Irish Business pages.

The Chambers of Commerce and LEOs also hold annual awards. The LEO awards can lead to the National Enterprise Awards held in May.

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Comments 3

Aislinn Brennan on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:23

Very interesting to see what the awards landscape in Ireland looks like

Very interesting to see what the awards landscape in Ireland looks like
Aisling Foley on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:05

Actually, I've found four more since posting this which I updated on the original blog post. https://aislingfoley.com/irish-technology-awards/

Actually, I've found four more since posting this which I updated on the original blog post. [url=https://aislingfoley.com/irish-technology-awards/]https://aislingfoley.com/irish-technology-awards/[/url]
Ron Immink on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:23

Thank you.

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