The SuperValu TidyTowns Competition is a national event that has been taking place annually for over fifty years. SuperValu TidyTowns encourages communities to work together to make their place a better place. In 2012 there was a total of 855 entries.
The Competition is run by the TidyTowns Unit at The Department of The Environment, Community & Local Government based in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.
Any Community no matter how big or small can enter the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition. You don’t have to have completed major work to take part. As long as there is a representative group who can complete the entry form then you can enter.
You will find that there are really great advantages when your community starts working together to a common purpose. SuperValu TidyTowns will bring your community closer together and it is lots of fun as well!
The good news is that there is no entry fee for the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition.
Download the Entry Form here.
It is important also to telephone the TidyTowns Unit to give them the name and address of your SuperValu TidyTowns Secretary or other Committee member for contact purposes. The contact details for the TidyTowns Unit are as follows:
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, TidyTowns Unit, Government Offices, Ballina, Co Mayo.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 096 24309
The SuperValu TidyTowns Competition is funded each year by The Department of The Environment, Community & Local Government in association with SuperValu the title Sponsor. SuperValu have been the principal sponsor of TidyTowns since 1992.
There are over 200 prizes and the Prize Fund this year will total over €200,000.
All main prizes are based on the scores achieved by entrants in the competition as follows:
Check out the 10 Special Awards on offer this year here.
The closing date is May 22nd 2014.
Entries should be sent to the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, TidyTowns Unit, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo.
A team of TidyTowns adjudicators will work throughout Ireland visiting each SuperValu TidyTowns entrant. One adjudicator visits each entry and carries out an assessment of your community.
You will not be advised of the day of the visit and the adjudicator will not need to meet your SuperValu TidyTowns Committee. This process will last until about the middle of July. After that a second round of adjudication will take place with a different adjudicator for the top entrants in each county.
There are ten adjudication categories as follows –
Your adjudicator will mark your town / village /community on each of these adjudication categories. Between the ten adjudication categories a maximum of 400 marks is available.
Every competition entrant will get a report in September that has been written by the adjudicator that visited your community. This will give your marks for each adjudication category together with recommendations for further action by your SuperValu TidyTowns Committee.
The reports are sent to each entrant immediately after the announcement of the annual Competition results in Dublin in early September.
The TidyTowns website provides more detailed information about the competition. The adjudicators reports for every entrant in every county back as far as 1996 are also available there.