IPB Pride of Place is a unique opportunity for community groups to be officially recognised on an all-island basis for the valuable work undertaken in their local areas. Entry is by way of county, city, borough or district council nomination only.
Past entrants in Pride of Place have included groups involved in a wide variety of activities across the social spectrum. The common thread is the impact and difference made in peoples’ lives.
Nominees are selected by Mayo County Council in the months of February, March and April. Over the summer The IPB Pride of Place Judges will conduct a site visit to each of the nominees
During the two day visit the judges will visit and meet with participants and community representatives in each area.
The visit will consist of a formal presentation by each of the entrants highlighting the aspects of which they are particularly proud and the reason why they deserve an IPB Pride of Place award. This is followed by a short tour of the project or area of interest.
In 2019 there was five population categories, four thematic categories, three non-population categories making twelve categories in total.
Each Local Authority may nominate groups in up to a maximum of five categories in all and one entry only in any individual category.
1 0- 300
2 300 – 1,000
3 1,000 – 2,000
4 2,000 – 5,000
5 Over 5,000
6 Creative Place Initiative
7 Community Wellbeing Initiative
8 Community Youth Led Initiative
9 Community Tourism Initiative
10 Housing Estates
11 Islands and Coastal Communities
12 Urban Neighbourhoods
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Prizes will be awarded in each category as follows:
- 1st Prize is a large trophy and a cash prize of €1,000 or stg equivalent.
- Runners-up will also receive a trophy and a cash prize of €500 or stg equivalent.
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