Last Thursday 22nd May marked the closing date for submissions to the 2014 Tidy Towns competition. The committee were hard at work collecting information, reports, photographs and maps to make our entry as good as ever! In addition to the main competition, there are a number of special awards up for judging this year:The Tourism Towns Award was introduced by Fáilte Ireland to support towns which have achieved recognition in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition and which have an interest in tourism. A strong tourism sector contributes to the sustainability of towns and villages and to the economic viability of local businesses. A monetary prize will be awarded to the top performers at the
end of the competition.
Please Note: entry to this Special Award is confined to the Top 100 in the 2013 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. Fáilte Ireland will contact all qualifying groups directly.
For further information around the Tourism Towns Award, please contact Fáilte Ireland by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The new EPA Waste Prevention Award is to recognise communities that have undertaken activities to prevent waste and use resources efficiently.
To find out more about this new Special Award and to download the application form, please click 'EPA Waste Prevention Award 2014.'
Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) Competition
The GLT would like to reward communities that are implementing environmental awareness initiatives to eliminate chewing gum litter in their area.
For more information about the Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) Competition, please click 'Gum Litter Taskforce 2014'.
The TidyTowns Climate Change Award is a special competition sponsored by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, to raise awareness of climate change at a local level, to look at the way activities are carried out with a fresh eye and bring about positive changes which will reduce the impact of climate change.
For more information about the TidyTowns Climate Change Award, please click'Climate Change Award 2014'.
The Repak TidyTowns Best Bring Bank Award, sponsored by Repak offers a prize for each of the winning communities in each of the seven Supervalu TidyTowns regions with the overall winner receiving an additional prize.
The award is a special competition award to recognise community support in maintaining local bring bank sites and assisting in their general appearance and usage.
You'll find more information here: Repak - Best Presented Bring Bank Award 2014
The TidyTowns Biodiversity ‘Notice Nature’ Award is a special
competition sponsored by The National Parks and Wildlife Service as part
of their Notice Nature campaign to reward communities who have
undertaken initiatives to protect the biodiversity in their local
For more information about the TidyTowns Biodiversity 'Notice Nature' Award, please click here.
The TidyTowns ‘Can It!’ Award is a special art competition sponsored by Alupro Ireland (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) to find the most novel artistic design made from used beverage cans and foils.
For more information about the TidyTowns 'Can It!' Award, please click Can It! 2014
The TidyTowns Tree Project Award is a special competition sponsored by
The Tree Council of Ireland to recognises the huge impact that properly
positioned trees can have in a town or village and the importance of
having the right tree in the right place.
For more information about the TidyTowns Tree Project Award, please click Tree Project Award 2014
The TidyTowns Heritage Award is a special competition sponsored by The
Heritage Council to recognise projects undertaken by individuals or
groups within the community that have helped to promote their local
heritage and enhance access and knowledge to it in their community and
For more information about the TidyTowns Heritage Award, please click Heritage Award 2014
The TidyTowns Sustainable Development Award is a special competition that recognise projects undertaken by individuals or groups within the community that have helped to promote sustainable development in their local areas.
For more information about the TidyTowns Sustainable Development Award, please click Sustainable Development Award 2014
The TidyTowns Urban and Rural Village Award is a special competition sponsored by
The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) to recognise appropriate town
planning and maintenance in preserving the historical cores of our urban
areas and the creation of dynamic village centres in new developments.
For more information about the TidyTowns Urban and Rural Village Award, please click Urban and Rural Village Award 2014
List of Special Awards 2014
Information courtesy of http://www.tidytowns.ie