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Judging For IPB Pride Of Place To Get Underway In Mayo

Date: 13-08-2020

The final stages of judging for the 2020 IPB Pride of Place Competition in Mayo will take place between 18th and 21st August 2020. 

IPB Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-Operation Ireland, is an all island competition organised by Co-operation Ireland and Local Authorities.  The purpose of the competition is to acknowledge the work being done every day by communities all over the island of Ireland. 

Mayo County Council has selected four Groups to nominate for Pride of Place 2020.  The Groups are: 

  1. Belcarra Population Category 2 (300 – 1000) 

  2. Westport Men’s Shed  - “Mens Health and Wellbeing Programme”“Community Wellbeing Initiative” 

  3. Ballina Lions Club Population Category 5 (> 5,000) 
  1. Ballyhaunis Community Project  - “Celebrate Diversity”“Creative Place Initiative” 

For 2020, Pride of Place is going ahead in a different way. While judging will take place in July/August; unfortunately, this year there will be no visit from the judges.  Instead they will meet with participants and community representatives “virtually” from each area. 

A comprehensive submission form has already been completed by groups.  This is followed by “the Judges Call” online.  The “Judges Call” will consist of a questions and answers from the Judges to the groups giving the entrants an final opportunity to highlight the aspects of their community/initiative of which they are particularly proud and the reason why they deserve an IPB Pride of Place award.  

Last year, Mayo had four National Winners; Straide won the best overall award in Special Category, Ballinrobe were runners up in Category 4 (2,000 to 5,000 population), Knock were runners up in Category 3 (1,000 to 2,000 population) and the Age Friendly Intergenerational Project were runners up in the Age Friendly Initiative. 

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