Overview of the 2021 Competition Entry Details:

The IPB Pride of Place Competition is open to all local community groups, whether they are in the ‘single issue’ categories or the general population categories. Single issue categories will be judged on the specifics of that specialist category. Population categories will be judged on all aspects of community living.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have temporarily changed how we deliver the IPB Pride of Place competition in 2021. Our aim is to provide communities and community groups with an opportunity to be recognised for the impact and difference they continue to make in the lives of people in their community. All entries/submissions should be channelled through the Local Authority IPB Pride of Place Liaison Officer.

Applicants are advised to avoid congregating in groups while preparing for the awards and to follow all relevant government guidelines in this regard.


The categories open for the 2021 competition include population categories, single issue theme categories as well as other non population categories.

From 2021, Climate Action will feature as a component in the IPB Pride of Place Competition and a specific prize for climate action will be awarded. The prize will be awarded based on how communities and groups detail and demonstrate the climate action perspective of their activities and initiatives.

  1. 0-300
  2. 300-1000
  3. 1000-2000
  4. 2000-5000
  5. Over 5000
  6. Creative Place Initiative
  7. Community Wellbeing Initiative
  8. Community Resilience
  9. Community Tourism Initiative
  10. Housing Estates
  11. Islands & Coastal Communities
  12. Urban Neighbourhoods*

*An Urban Neighbourhood is a defined are of a city, town or suburban place.

Cities Competition

  1. Urban Neighbourhoods under 3000
  2. Urban Neighbourhoods over 3000
  3. Creative Place Initiative
  4. Community Wellbeing Initiative
  5. Community Resilience
  6. Community Youth Led Initiative

Entry to Competition 2021:

Kindly note that there are 2 steps to complete in this year’s competition
(1) Entry Form (21st May 2021)
(2) Detailed Submission (23rd June 2021)

(1) Entry Form:

  • Entries can be made online on the Apply Online page to be received by 21st May 2021.
  • Entries will also be accepted by email to Aisling O’ Callaghan at [email protected]. Here are The Main Entry Competition form and the Cities Competition Form.
  • Entries must include an entry summary and a photograph.
    • The entry summary must be no longer than 150 words and detail the activities of the community or group. It should be written in the third person and avoid the use of lists or the naming of personalities.
    • The photograph should be 1MB in file size and supplied at a minimum of 1478px X 1240px, this can be found in the properties of the document. We strongly recommend to avoid supplying photographs taken with a camera phones as the file size and quality often tend to be insufficient for reproduction in the Souvenir Brochure.

(2) Detailed Submission:

  • A form for submissions is available to complete on the Submissions page to complete by groups for the designated category.
  • The submission must be completed and returned by the 23rd June 2021.
  • If you require support or clarification with your submission, please do not hesitate to contact either Maurice Inglis at [email protected] or Aisling O’Callaghan at [email protected] for help.