Tidy Towns groups are encouraged to create a buzz in their community and enter the Local Authority Pollinator Award in the national Tidy Towns competition. The award, with a €10,000 prize fund, encourages Tidy Towns groups to implement pollinator-friendly actions as part of the Tidy Towns competition. There is also a new ‘Best Newcomer Award’ in 2021, with a prize of €1,000.

The Local Authority Pollinator Award supports the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and is sponsored by the Heritage Offices & Biodiversity Offices of Local Authorities across Ireland, in partnership with the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

The closing date is July 23rd 2021. For more details, contact your Local Authority Heritage or Biodiversity Officer.


Application forms for the 2019 Pollinator Award competition are available here:

Download Local Authority Pollinator Award Application form 2021

Download Local Authority Pollinator Award Application form 2021 as Gaeilge



For ideas and inspiration, why not check out our newsletters from previous competitions:

2019 Competition Newsletter 2018 Competition Newsletter 2017 Competition Newsletter Top Tips for the Pollinator Award