Digital savvy Kilkenny communities in with chance to share in €100,000 windfall
Towns and villages across Kilkenny who have displayed digital innovation are being encouraged to put their projects forward for a chance to win a share of €100,000 in prizes.
The .IE Digital Town Awards recognise local community projects and everyday champions that demonstrate digital thinking and innovation for the betterment of local people, towns and communities.
The deadline for the inaugural awards has been extended and organisers are looking for Kilkenny communities to get involved.
If any community projects are successful they stand to win a part of the total prize €100,000 shared across 14 award categories including Digital Changemaker, Digital Rising Star and Digital Hero.
The awards, which opened for entries on March 22, will now accept applications until Friday, April 30 at 5pm, giving community groups and projects an additional week to submit their applications.
Oonagh McCutcheon, Corporate Communications Manager at .IE said: “Since opening the application portal for the awards in March, we have received a wide variety of applications from community groups and local towns across Ireland.
“We have been really impressed with the responses so far and based on the positive reaction across the country, we have decided to extend the deadline by another week to ensure that all groups and projects have had the chance to submit their entries.”
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.