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List of Competitions for Irish Businesses to Enter


17th October 2013

1st January 1970

Competitions for Businesses

Business Award Competitions are GREAT for exposure, and SEO, even if you are 'just' nominated. And one of the best things about winning an award, is that you're pretty much guaranteed some nice SEO links back to your site.

Here are a list of Irish Business/Company Award Competitions;

If you have a website or blog - or even a Social Media profile - that you think deserves a prize, check out this link, which has a list of website and blog related competitions.

  1. Entrepeneur of the Year

    There are three categories; Emerging, Industry and International - Judges choose the category most suiable for you. Nominees must own at least 5% of a company. Nominations closed for 2015.

  2. 2015 SME Awards

    This is a new competition. Sixteen categories. Free Entry. Nominations closed for 2015.

  3. IEDR Optimise

    If you are a small or micro-business owner, you can apply for one of 15 places on this year’s OPTIMISE Fund worth €150,000

    Entries closed for 2014, check back in Spring 2015.

  4. The Blog Awards

    Nominations closed. Retired. The Blog Awards Ireland are not returning in 2015. Let me know if you know of any awards that will take their place!

  5. eircom DigitalBoost

    It is free to enter this competition, and doesn't take long to fill in the online application form. The prize includes :

    • a free app for your business
    • a mobile marketing consultation with our expert
    • a mobile strategy consultation with our expert
    • Sony tablet and smartphone
    • unlimited business mobile plan for 18 months
    • PR and promotional benefits

    . . . and there are six of those prizes for six different businesses.

    Selection is by a panel. To enter, and for full details, check out: Eircom's Digital Boost.
    Entry currently closed.

  6. Irish Times Innovation Awards

    For businesses in the following sectors:

    • Agri Food Industry
    • Bioscience Indusstry
    • Energy/Enviroment Industries
    • Manufacturing Industry
    • Creative Industry
    • IT/Telecommuncations Industries
  7. Entry currently closed.

  8. Bash Create Awards

    - for wedding related businesses. See the full list of categories here: here.

    Entry currently closed. Check back late Summer 2015 for the 2015 awards.

So, any more? Have you entered your business into a competition before? Please let me know in the comments below!!

Dorcas RĂ©amonn

Hi, I'm Dorcas. I make websites. I lecture in Digital Marketing and related stuff in the UCD Smurfit School, and also work with the UCD Innovation Academy. I love education, learning and all things creative, which could cover anything from coding to filmography to dancing! I take photos (personal Insta @dorcasz). I do consultancy. I do talks. I've written popular books on WordPress (available here and and here. Visit my personal site here.

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