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.IE Digital Town Awards 2021 – Shortlist Announced

.IE Digital Town
.IE Digital Town Awards
by Naomi Temple
26 May 2021

The .IE Digital Town Awards were launched earlier this year to honour local town projects and people that have demonstrated how digital projects have contributed to enhancements or digital improvements in areas such as health, tourism, education, public services, employment opportunities, citizen empowerment, and social entrepreneurship.

We are delighted to announce the Shortlist for 2021.

Shortlist 2021

Shortlisted projects cover the full spectrum of those who are early in their digital journey right up to very sophisticated projects and all are in with the chance of winning one of 14 awards and a share of the €100,000 total prize fund. Eleven of the awards will be given directly to individual town projects, with a further three special awards recognising a Digital Changemaker, Digital Rising Star, and a Digital Hero.

Following a competitive selection process by an independent judging panel, the wide-ranging list of shortlisted towns includes projects in sustainability, automation, cultural diversity ,social inclusion and promoting local business.

Virtual Awards Ceremony

The overall winners will be announced at the inaugural virtual Awards Ceremony which will take place on 10th June.

Join us to find out who the 2021 winners will be and share a total prize fund of €100,000.

‘Shining a Light’ on local successes

Oonagh McCutcheon, Corporate Communications Manager of .IE said “The .IE Digital Town Awards want to recognise the good work and achievements of towns across Ireland who have utilised digital technologies to create new ways of doing things, promote innovation and to breathe new life into local communities.

What is evident from the projects that were submitted for this year’s awards is that towns up and down the country have an extraordinary sense of resourcefulness and spirit.

“Those shortlisted have demonstrated impressive digital improvements and enhancements in their local town, and the .IE Digital Town awards aims to ‘shine a light’ on these efforts.

“We look forward to celebrating these town and community achievements with all our finalists at the special virtual awards event next month.

The .IE Digital Town Awards mark the first phase of a €1 million investment to be delivered over the next four years, with a particular focus on digital enhancement and adoption in Ireland’s towns as part of its overall .IE Digital Town programme.