The Local Authority TidyTowns Pollinator Award

In 2016, when the Local Authority Heritage Officer and Biodiversity Officer Network offered to establish and fund the special Pollinator Award in the national Tidy Towns competition, the team behind the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan were delighted to support this new way to create awareness of pollinators and increase pollinator-friendly habitats right across the country.

There has been an amazing reaction to this special award and reading about all the achievements and actions taken for pollinators in towns and villages across the country is truly inspirational.

Over160 towns and villages have entered the Pollinator Award competition since 2016, comprising wonderful projects, each improving and creating much-needed habitats for biodiversity and pollinating insects.

Since then, the entries have improved year on year. We would like to thank you sincerely for all you are doing locally to help create a more pollinator-friendly Ireland.

– the Pollinator Plan team


To learn more about some of the wonderful work being carried out by TidyTowns groups around the country, please see our newsletter from previous competitions:

Local Authority Pollinator Awards 2019 Competition Newsletter:
Local Authority Pollinator Awards 2018 Competition Newsletter:
Local Authority Pollinator Awards 2017 Competition Newsletter:


To learn about entries and winners in the past three years of the award, please click on the appropriate tab to the left of this page: 2016, 2017, 2018.


Download our top 10 tips on how to improve your entry for the Pollinator award: Tips on entering Tidy Towns Pollinator Award


Local Authority Pollinator Award Prize Fund: €9000

Overall Winner €1000

Regional Winner Small Town/Village: 4 winners receive €1000 each.

Regional Winner Large Town/Urban centre: 4 winners receive €1000 each.