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Finalists announced for Get involved ‘17

Finalists announced for Get involved ‘17

Desk top judging of the 32 projects submitted for Get Involved ’17 has been completed and the shortlisted finalists are;

  • St. Patrick’s  Boys School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Sensory Garden in conjunction with Southern Star
  • Nenagh Guardian, Shohaboy/Sopwell (Cloughjordan) Wetlands in conjunction with the Nenagh Guardian
  • Revamp furniture Longford, in conjunction with the Longford Leader
  • Ballintrillick Environmental Group (Benwiskin Centre) in conjunction with the Sligo Champion
  • Broadford Trails in conjunction with the Limerick Leader
  • North Leitrim  NEC and Seamus Dunbar in conjunction with the  Leitirm Observer.

The next state involves the judging panel, chaired by Duncan Stewart, visiting each project on Thursday/Friday 4th/5thMay. Each project will also be filmed during the on-site judging process.

These projects are competing for a €10,000 prize fund, made up of Overall winner;  €5,000, 2nd €1,500; 3rd €500; Community Energy Champion €3,000.

The awards presentation will take place on Thursday 11th May in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. There will be a Café conversation,  moderated by Davie Philip, Co-Founder Cultivate, centred around how community projects can grow and develop their projects and engage with other agencies. The awards presentation will include each project making a 2 minute Dragon’s Den style presentation to the judges and a short film of each project will be screened on the day.