MAKE A NOMINATION

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Please read through the information below before proceeding to scroll to the bottom to make your nomination

Things you need to know

  • Only valid (complete and accurate) entries will be considered.
  • All nominations will be considered by the Selection Committee to identify a short list of finalists to present to the esteemed judging panel for final decision.
  • All entries will receive an automated response to confirm receipt of nomination.
  • Entries close on midnight on Wednesday 8th February 2023.
  • There will be an in-person awards ceremony on 22nd March 2023, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown in Dublin to present each county winner with their commemorative award.
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Judging Process

All entries received will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and shortlisted for judging by the Judging Panel. For a details of the judging panel click here.

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Selection Criteria

When evaluating the candidates, the Selection Committee will consider the following:

  • Length of service as a volunteer (minimum 2 years).
  • Number of roles served within the club or sporting organisation.
  • Impact on the club or sporting organisation and the wider impact on the community.
  • Dedication to the sport, growing participation, inclusivity or innovation.
  • Overall merit.
  • Other qualities.
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Rules & Eligibility

  • Each nominee must have served in his/her voluntary role for no less than 2 years and must still be acting in the role for which he/she are being nominated.
  • There will be 32 county awards and an Outstanding Achievement award.
  • Individuals who receive pay in return for their services will not be eligible. The reimbursement of expenses is not considered pay for the purposes of these awards.
  • You may not nominate yourself for this award.
  • Contact details for the nominated individual must be provided.
  • Entries can only by made via the online entry form.
  • Each entry will receive an automated response confirming receipt of entry.
  • Due to the large number of entries individual feedback on nominations is not provided.
  • Other than what is required, do not send any additional information as such material cannot be considered.
  • Each nomination must have their club secretary or sporting organisation approval.
  • The successful candidates will each receive a special commemorative award. The awards will be presented at an in-person ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown in Dublin, on 22nd March 2023. 
  • Before receiving an award each nominee will be required to sign a waiver form granting the Awards organisers together with any Award Sponsor the right to the use of his/her name, likeness or photograph without compensation in any publicity or for promotional purposes carried out.
  • The winners will be announced on www.volunteersinsport.ie. Only the final 33 winners will be contacted directly.
  • All proposed award winners will be subject to Garda Vetting
  • Those nominated for roles working with children or vulnerable adults will be subject to a garda vetting check to ensure compliance.
  • Being nominated for another volunteer scheme does not preclude entry under this particular scheme
  • All decisions are final.
  • Event organisers reserve the right to amend dates.
  • The judging process will be based on the content of the nomination form and not the amount of nominations received per individual.
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