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22 May 2022

Longford entries sought for .IE Digital Town Awards

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People and towns across Longford are being called on to enter the annual .IE Digital Town Awards 2022

People and towns across Longford are being called on to enter the annual .IE Digital Town Awards 2022, an initiative of .IE, the managers of Ireland’s trusted online .ie address which celebrate the digital achievements of local towns and citizens across the country.

Now open for applications, the .IE Digital Town Awards has a total prize fund of €100,000 across 14 categories to honour local towns and people that, through digital projects and innovation, have contributed to enhancements in areas such as e-health, digital tourism, community, education, and digital business.

At the launch of the awards, Oonagh McCutcheon, National Director, .IE Digital Town Programme said: “While the past two years have undoubtedly challenged us all, there are lots of great examples of how communities and community leaders have stepped up and adopted new ways of thinking and doing, with digital tools and innovation helping them to not only survive but thrive.

“As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we are excited to see how towns and communities have continued to embrace digital tools and are applying innovative digital-first thinking with transformative results for citizens, business, and local society. Last year’s winners set the bar exceptionally high, and we are looking forward to once more shining a light on the towns, digital champions and smart ideas that are breathing new life into communities and their people.

“We are delighted to welcome our category sponsors Western Development Commission, Connected Hubs, Vodafone and AIB Merchant Services.”

Last year Longford was one of the county’s presented with an award after Edgeworthstown’s “Using Digital to Transform a Town” project won the Medium Town category.

The town project won a total prize of €9,000 having been recognized for Co:Worx, a community organisation and digital working hub that was created to be a transformative, sustainable initiative enabling the growth of the region’s economy.

The awards organisers are excited to see what digital projects the people of Longford will enter this year after such an outstanding contribution to the awards last year.

Applications are open now and will close at 5pm on Friday, March 25.

The winners and runners up will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on June 8 2022. Log onto www.weare.ie for more information.

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