How to enter

How To Enter The Invest In Ireland Awards

Who Can Enter?


The awards are open to overseas owned, internationally trading manufacturing and services companies operating in the Republic of Ireland.

The Best FDI Supply Chain Participant category is is open to organisations, based in the Republic of Ireland that act as suppliers to foreign FDI companies operating in this market.

Entry Cost

Entry to the Invest In Ireland Awards is free.  There is no charge.

Entries are accepted ONLY online and via our awards entry portal. Simply click the ‘Submit Your Entry’ button and follow the steps outlined.

Eligibility Period

Activity / Projects that were active between November 1st 2022 and January 31st 2024 are eligible for the 2024 awards.  Ongoing projects are also eligible 


Submissions to the awards will be treated in the strictest confidence and will ONLY be used for judging purposes.  All judges will sign a NDA before commencing judging agreeing to this provision.

Entry Details

All entries follow the  following format:

  • Organisation Logo

  • Company profile    150 Words Max

  • Entry Content         850 Words Max

  • Supporting material, Images, Brochures, reports etc

  • Supporting websites, company website, specific project website etc

Entry Criteria

The criteria for each category is different. 

You can see the criteria HERE. 

The relevant criteria will also be displayed in the online entry form.

Please note that entry content is submitted directly into the online entry form.

If you wish to prepare text in e.g. MS Word, please do so and then copy and paste into the online form.


All material submitted will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used only in the context of judging the Invest In Ireland Awards.

Judges will agree to a confidentiality statement before being given access to any entries.

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Judging Process

The Awards  are judged by a panel of FDI experts.

The judges will use the same criteria to judge the entries as are given to the entrants.

See the criteria here.

A shortlist will be published in advance of the awards ceremony and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 7th 2024

Submission Process

  • Log into the online entry form

  • Register your details if you are a new user.

  • Otherwise log in using your existing password.

Don’t worry if you cant remember your password (we all forget!) – just click the ‘Lost Password’ option and we will email you a reset link.

  • You will be brought into the Invest In Ireland Awards online entry portal where you can start/continue/finalise your applications.

  • There is a live chat option within the entry portal where we can assist you with any queries that you may have.

  • Once in the entry form simply fill in all sections as instructed

  • Enter the content relevant to your submission in the sections provided.

  • When you have completed all required fields click “add to cart”.

  • You will be brought to the “review” screen where you may choose to “make another submission”, “print your applications” or “proceed to checkout”.

Once your entry has been received you will see a confirmation screen, you will also receive a confirmation email (please check your junk folder if this does not appear in a few minutes).

If you do not receive your confirmation or you are worried in any way about your entry please use the LIVE CHAT function or email us HERE.

WhatsApp support is also available via +353 87 246 9815.

Or Call us on +353 1 284 6096

Terms and Conditions of Entry

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What Entrants tell us
“It’s our 4th birthday, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the very best of the Irish FDI Ecosystem!”
Each year we receive feedback that the awards played a key role in:
  • Boosting morale.
  • Demonstrating commitment to Ireland
  • Raising their profile on a national and international level.
  • Attracting new investment.
  • Attracting new employees.
  • Providing key networking opportunities with other entrants and partners
  • Helping them refine their vision and mission through the awards entry process.
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Dr Rachel FinnCEO, G, Head of Irish Operations.
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