How to Enter

1. Based on one of the four themes, choose a project that will benefit your community

2. Contact your local newspaper to suggest your idea

3. If your idea is accepted by the newspaper they will begin to champion and support the project

4. Choose a project leader

5. Complete the entry form (see end of page for download) and submit one copy of it to the editor of your partner newspaper and a second copy to info@get-involved.ie

6. Get working and maintain regular updates on your progress. You should send the updates to the agreed contact at your local newspaper and to Get Involved at info@get-involved.ie. You can submit your copy in a word document but ideally, you should also provide images and video footage to support your updates

7. Your local newspaper will submit press clippings to info@get-involved.ie

8. Complete your written submission in conjunction with the local newspaper. This should then be submitted to info@get.involved.ie

9. The judging process will involve desk-based judging and some on-site visits

10. Competitors will be invited to attend a national ceremony in Dublin at the conclusion of the competition


Download the application form here or fill in the online form below:


Enter Get Involved! – Enter your project details here to submit your idea

(Please note professionals (community project coordinators) are excluded from being entered for consideration in the Community Energy Champion segment of the competition.)

Terms & Conditions:  Entries must be submitted to the address provided and should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday, 23rd February 2018. Entries received after this date will not be included.

Entrants will be contacted by email/phone after the closing date. All customer data gathered through competitions will be kept for 28 days after the judging process which takes place in September 2018, for the purpose of determining winners, at which point it will be securely destroyed. Any personal information relating to entrants will be used in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. All prize-winners unconditionally agree (as a condition of accepting any prize) to: (a) the use of their name, address and (b) co-operate with or participate in any other reasonable post-competition publicity. Only entries from suitable projects shortlisted will be shared with Local Ireland. Please note: in order to evaluate your submission, Local Ireland will share your information with the Judging Panel and a representative of the SEAI. Your information will only be used for this purpose, and will not be shared with any other organisation. Upon completion of the competition, all material will be securely shredded.

By entering this competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and consent to your personal data being managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Full competition terms and conditions and Privacy Policy can be found at www.get-involved.ie.