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Muintir Na Tire Cork opens entries for Pride in our Community Competition 2017

Muintir Na Tire Cork opens entries for Pride in our Community Competition 2017

Muintir Na Tire Cork in partnership with Cork County Council has opened the Pride in our Community Competition 2017 with entries now being accepted.

The aim of the ‘Pride in Our Community Competition’ is to encourage Community Groups and volunteers in County Cork to develop new or existing community -based Amenity/Projects that will be of long-term benefit to the community. These projects  should be outdoor and available to all the community.

The competition also seeks to make people conscious of their environment and to promote litter-free communities and the overall development of their area. This initiative also supports the County Cork Biodiversity Action Plan through conserving & enhancing biodiversity in our daily lives.

The “Pride in our Community “Competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork, however only one group may enter on behalf of each community. 

Who Can Enter

Open to voluntary groups in Cork County Council Ireland Administrative area.          

Closing Date for entries Friday JUNE 16TH 2017.

Entries can include

Community walks and trails, Playgrounds, Community Fields, Community Centre renovations, 

upgrades to monuments and amenity areas, River clean-ups, Community Signs, Biodiversity areas, 

Community gardens, allotments, Graveyard restoration, Floral displays on streetscape, 

all weather facilities, tree planting etc.

To enter 

It is now easier than ever to enter the Pride in our Community competition. You must complete an entry form online or send a completed entry form  to 8 Sidney Place Wellington Road Cork City (if you need a form contact us at Phone:021 45005688


  1.  Small Area/ Village Award

  2. Best Large Town in Each Division 

  3. Best Heritage Project

  4. Most Eco Friendly Project

  5. Social Inclusion Award. 

  6. Best New Entry 

  7. Best Tourism Project. 

  8. Best Maintained Existing Project 

  9. Healthy Town/Village Award.

  10. Innovation and Creativity

  11. · Best Project by a Youth Group (NEW)

Pride of County Cork Award.
All projects will be automatically entered into this category.


All community groups who confirm entry to the competition will be visited by members of the 

Judging Panel from Mid July to End of August 2017.

To avoid unnecessary travel by our judges we will need confirmation that your project is still in the competition 

and we will contact you before the end of June 2017 to confirm your entry.


Marking Scheme The Judges decision is Final                                                       


Amenity Project (50 marks)

Effort put into the development of the Project, Sustainability, Innovation.


Litter Control (25 marks)

The condition of the Main Street of

the town/ village and around the project.


Overall Impression (25 Marks)

The appearance of the town/village and how the area has been developed and maintained.

 Is the project part of an overall plan for the area? 


Awards Presentation.


All groups who enter and complete their project will be invited to A Gala Awards Ceremony in October 2017.