Pride of Place Competition 2020 Application Form

Roscommon County Council invites applications for the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2020


Roscommon County Council is currently inviting community groups across County Roscommon to participate in the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2020.  Pride of Place is a prestigious All-Island competition and recognises the vast wealth of community contribution to the local society and the creation of civic pride.


Roscommon County Council will nominate one or more groups to the All-Island Pride of Place Competition organised by Co-Operation Ireland.  The 2020 Pride of Place competition promises to showcase some of the vast wealth of talent and innovation that characterises community groups throughout County Roscommon.  The competition is divided into twelve categories:


The categories for 2020 are as follows:


Category Population
1. Population 0 – 300
2. Population 300 – 1,000
3. Population 1,000 – 2,000
4. Population 2,000 – 5,000
5. Over 5,000


Category Theme
6. Creative Place Initiative
7. Community Wellbeing Initiative
8. Community Youth Led Initiative
9. Community Tourism Initiative


Category Non Population
10. Housing Estates
11. Islands and Coastal Communities
12. Urban Neighbourhoods*

*An urban neighbourhood is a defined area of a city, town or suburban place


Community groups can only enter the All-Island competition by being nominated by Roscommon County Council.  The County Pride of Place competition is open to all communities in County Roscommon with the exception of communities that have been nominated within the last three years. Applications should be made on a town/village/parish basis.  Applications received from different groups in the same area may be treated as one application.  Groups should, where possible, work together and submit one joint application.  Pride of Place emphasises the need for community groups to work together in enhancing their local area and rewards those who demonstrate community co-operation and linkages with public bodies, businesses and agencies.


For this year only, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the All-Island Pride of Place Competition cannot take place in its usual format.  Community groups that are entered into the All-Island Pride of Place 2020 competition will be asked to submit a detailed written submission (a template for submissions is available) and this will replace, for this year only, the judges visit to the community.  Community groups will be judged on their detailed submission.  In addition, a call (e.g. teleconference/zoom/Microsoft Teams) will be arranged between the group and the judges.  Each call will facilitate a Question & Answer session and provide community groups with an opportunity to elaborate on their submission and also facilitate judges to seek clarification.


Application forms may be downloaded from related documents below or may be obtained from the Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon.


The closing date for this year’s County Competition is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 16th June 2020. 


Application forms sent by post should be addressed to “County Roscommon Pride of Place 2020”, Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, F42 VR98 or by e-mail to with “County Roscommon Pride of Place 2020” in the subject line.  Communities are advised to follow all COVID-19 HSE and Government guidelines at all times.