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.