The company that manages and maintains Ireland’s country domain name, has issued a final call for Donegal applicants in the inaugural .IE Digital Town Awards.
Local community groups and projects are being invited to submit final entries for the awards, following a decision to extend the application deadline by a week to facilitate the recent demand in submissions.
The awards, which opened for entries on 22 March, will now accept applications until Friday, 30 April at 5.00pm giving community groups and projects an additional week to submit their entries.
The .IE Digital Town Awards has a total prize fund of €100,000 across 14 categories, which have been designed to recognise local community initiatives, town projects and people that have shown how digital projects have contributed to enhancements in areas such as health, tourism, education, public services, employment opportunities, citizen empowerment, and social entrepreneurship.
Eleven of the awards will be “shining a light” on digital projects, with a further three special awards recognising a Digital Changemaker, Digital Rising Star, and a Digital Hero – all of which will be decided on by an independent judging panel.
For the Digital Changemaker, the judges want to see a town that demonstrates that they have taken creative digital action to create change and new ways of doing things to effect positive impacts for the community.
For the Digital Rising Star, the judges will be looking for a town that is an emerging talent in digital and will demonstrate the potential to be a future digital leader.
The Digital Hero, meanwhile, will be someone in the community who is an unsung hero, working tirelessly on initiatives to promote the digital enhancement of the town or a group in the town.
To learn more about entering the awards, click on the following link.