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. (Youth Groups can also enter)

  • Has your group developed or are you in the process of improving amenities in your local community? 
  • Are you a Tidy Towns Group in the process of improving your area ?
  • Are your group planning Community walks and trails?
  • Playgrounds, Community Fields?
  • Community Centre renovations? 
  • upgrades to monuments and amenity areas? 
  • River clean-ups, 
  • Community Signs, Murals?
  • Biodiversity areas, Community gardens, allotments? 
  • Graveyard restoration? 
  • Floral displays on streetscape? 
  • All weather facilities, tree planting, Floral bedding etc?
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then feel free to enter the Pride in Our Community Competition which has a Prize Fund of over €10.000 and is open to all communities in county Cork big and small. 
Enter online here It takes just two minutes to enter. Closing Date for entries Friday JUNE 8th 2018.
Who Can Enter
Open to voluntary groups in Cork County Council Ireland Administrative area.                                    
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
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 2018.
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 2018 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 2018