The .IE Digital Town Awards 2021 was launched recently, with a prize fund of €100,000.
It's the first step in a €1 million, four-year programme by .IE, “to enable a nation of digital towns”. The other elements include research into a new digital town ‘blueprint’, and a project to collect “big data” which will inform decision-making by policymakers and implementors.
The awards are broken into 14 categories for different types and sizes of town, and there are also prizes for individuals who make a digital difference in their communities. The closing date for the 2021 awards is Friday 23 April.