Eastside Awards 2018


The Eastside Awards is an exciting initiative aimed at highlighting and celebrating all that is good about East Belfast, whilst showcasing the contributions being made to the economic, social and community development of the area (which will include Holywood Exchange, Dundonald, Forrestside, Ravenhill and Titanic Quarter)

We would love to have an entry or a nomination from you so please take a few moments to review the 13 Categories to see which of these is the most appropriate. There are 11 categories which are open to applications and two which are by nomination only. 



Awards by application:

•    Business Start-up
•    SME Business Growth
•    Independent Retailer
•    Business Contribution to the Community
•    Educator of the Year
•    Tourism
•    Community Project
•    Individual Contribution to Sport
•    Arts
•    Business Employer of the Year
•    Foodie Destination

Awards by Nomination Only:

•    Young Person
•    Volunteer

Award presented by selection only:

•    Outstanding Contribution

All you need to know about submitting an entry:

Who can apply?

Individuals, organisations and businesses based in or operating in the broad East Belfast area.


•    Business:
o    defined as Private Sector, Social Enterprise or Social Business
•    Organisations: 
o    defined as Public Sector, Charities, Community Groups or Faith Organisations
•    Individuals:    
o    can come from any of the above  


Schedule of activities:

o    Entries Open on Thursday 19th October 2017

o    Entries close Midday 27th November 2017

o    Judging will take place beginning Dec

o    Finalists will be notified mid-December

o    Award Ceremony 25th January 2018


What is the judging process? 

Each category will be judged by a panel of respected individuals from the private, public and community sectors. Each application will be assed using the criteria set out for each category from which the judges will identify the finalists and the overall recipient.  

It is important for entrants to look at the criteria carefully and to provide as much evidence as possible to help the judges appreciate the achievements listed as fully as they can.


The entry date is now closed and applications have been received. Finalists will be announced mid December and winners will be announced at the Eastside awards ceremony  on 25th january 2018 at the Stormont Belfast.  Book your tickets here.