Please use the information below as a guideline for the competition.

The 2022 Pride of Place Competition will be judged by the IPB Pride of Place judging panel using the existing judging criteria. Below is information on the criteria by which applicants will be judged.

Description and background of your community or initiative.

The judges will be interested in hearing about your community/initiative, area, and relevant background details. In addition, other useful information for the judges would include detail about the operation and structure of your community/initiative and how it is supported.

Community participation and impact on community/area

The judges are keen to learn more about how the community/initiative reaches out to individuals and groups in the wider community, for example, youth, minorities and vulnerable members of the community. They are also interested to hear about the impact and benefits of your work on the local community. Provide some detail on the type of activities your community/initiative undertakes, some information on its interaction with the local council, local agencies and local business and its impact on the built and natural environment.


There are many inspiring examples of community resilience across the island, most recently in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The judges would be very interested to hear how your community/group demonstrated both innovation and resilience during a difficult time and any other example of innovation you would like to include in your submission.


The judges are interested in hearing about your future plans. Please give examples of initiatives, financial planning and succession planning to demonstrate sustainability. Please include any examples you deem relevant to your submission.

Climate Action

An additional prize in relation to climate action will be awarded. This is a universal theme of all categories in both competitions.

To be considered for this additional prize, groups will be asked to demonstrate their actions, activities and initiatives relating to climate action during the Judging Season.

The judges are interested in the detail of how your community or group has implemented and delivered climate actions in your activities or initiatives. This includes both practical examples and awareness raising of climate action.

Please note that this is not a separate category in which entries can be made. It is the climate action perspective that informs the work of the community or group in their particular category.