The Irish Made Awards are back – bigger and brighter for 2022. Now in their sixth year, the awards are all about celebrating home-grown talent
The Irish Made Awards 2022 are here. Open to businesses producing and making products in Ireland, entries are now live and we’re looking for the next big thing across fashion, food, beauty and more! Whether you’re in year one or year 100 in business, on your first ever collection or developing a heritage brand – all those producing and making products on the island of Ireland are welcome to enter. Be sure to get your entry in before the deadline date of 7 June, 2022.
After a challenging few years for the country, it’s important to shine a light on the talented makers, creators, craftspeople and producers across Ireland. Shoppers are more aware than ever of buying Irish and supporting local, and we aim to highlight lots of brilliant brands through the Awards.
This year, we are introducing three new categories, which highlight how the Irish-made space is growing from strength to strength. Businesses making products for Kids and Wellness are now being recognised, while those making important strides in Sustainability will be acknowledged. We will also be honouring an Irish-made champion with our Lifetime Achievement Award.
Is your business/product eligible for the Irish Made Awards 2022?
Are you creating a beautiful product in Ireland? If yes, we want to hear from you. Whether you’re a sole trader or an SME exporting internationally, enter your company now. The awards are open to businesses in the following categories, and an expert panel of judges will have the hard task of narrowing down the finalists in each category, which will then go to a live vote on irishcountrymagazine.ie in August.
Please note: the product/s entered must be made on the island of Ireland, with details of manufacturing made clear in your entry pitch.
Deadline to enter is Tuesday 7 June at midnight! Details on how to enter below.
The Overall Winner of the Irish Made Awards will receive an incredible prize worth €20,000 to seriously boost their business, including:
- A marketing package with Irish Country Magazine worth €10,000.
- Design and Crafts Council has created an exclusive prize package for the winner worth €5,000 including a stand at Showcase Ireland 2023, a stand at Bloom in the Park 2023, and one-to-one mentoring with DCCI.
- One-year membership of Guaranteed Irish which includes networking opportunities with top business leaders across Ireland, the opportunity to feature on GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie and a guest appearance on the Guaranteed Irish Business Podcast, valued at €5,000.
- All category winners and runners-up will feature in a special edition of Irish Country Magazine in run up to Christmas.
- All finalists will be shared across Irish Country Magazine print, website and social media when the shortlist is revealed in August.
- Winners revealed at a special Awards Ceremony in October.
How to enter:
Please find the entry form below.
The Irish Made Awards are proudly supported by headline co-sponsors, Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Guaranteed Irish
Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, commented on the co-title partnership:
“Guaranteed Irish is delighted to support Irish Country Magazine as co-title sponsor of the Irish Made Awards 2022 in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland for a consecutive year. The Awards was a huge success last year, and the calibre of entries was exceptional with a high standard of Irish makers, designers and entrepreneurs showcasing the best of locally made goods, gifts and artisan foods. We’re excited to see what a new year brings for budding entrepreneurs, creative initiatives and innovative businesses. We encourage all makers and designers to get involved in the Awards this year, it’s a terrific opportunity for brand exposure, publicity and well deserved recognition of local makers, designers and brands across the country.”
Rosemary Steen, CEO of Design & Crafts Council Ireland said:
“Design & Crafts Council Ireland is delighted to join forces once again with Irish Country Magazine and Guaranteed Irish as co-sponsor of the Irish Made Awards, to celebrate and champion the incredible talent we have here in Ireland. Irish businesses that enter the Irish Made Awards gain the opportunity to get amazing visibility for their brand, which in turn will lead to potential investment, higher consumer awareness and market access, to grow their sales. Despite all the challenges of recent years, consumer interest in buying and owning Irish-made craft has never been higher, and the design and craft sector has never been so creatively vibrant. We expect a huge number of new and exciting products will be entered from Ireland’s talented makers in 2022.”
Entry to the Irish made Awards 2022 is now closed. Thank you for your interest and support. Wihsing the very best to all of this year’s entrants.
Finalists will be revealed inside Irish Country Magazine and online in August. Winners will be revealed at a special Awards Ceremony in October.
All entries will be judged by our panel of experts and scored across fields such as product quality, branding, digital and more. Scores will be collated and finalists chosen, which will then go to a public vote on irishcountrymagazine.ie.
*The new Sustainability category is not for individual entry – the Sustainability Shortlist will be compromised of the top-scoring entrants in the field of sustainability across the top 11 categories.