According to the .IE Digital Health Index, 53% of Irish consumers want their local high-street shops to offer a full online ordering service,
while 77% of SMEs say their website contributes to their offline or ‘face-to-face’ sales.
Having a website for your business nowadays is crucial – for marketing, for generating sales leads and to make it easy for customers to find you! We are living in an increasingly digital world where more and more people are choosing to purchase online.
This is no different for Student Enterprises – a key area the judges will always look at is whether or not students go outside their ‘comfort zone’ when promoting and selling their product or service.
Selling inside your school and/or to family members is great, but the real challenge is to expand your sights beyond this and target a wider audience. This is where a lot of the learning about entrepreneurship this year takes place.
Creating a website for your business is one of the most effective and easiest way to do this.
What Is the Best Student Enterprise Website Award:
Every year students taking part in SEP continue to impress us with their business websites for their mini companies – from small one-page sites to full brochure websites and online shopping sites. This year we are delighted to once again be partnering with .IE – the national registry for .ie domain names, to award one student enterprise the ‘Best Student Enterprise Website’ award for 2023/4.
Who Can Enter:
All student enterprises that make it to the National Final 2024 in May will automatically be considered for this award. One overall award will be made spanning junior, intermediate and senior categories.
How To Enter:
Students should include details of the website address for their business in their business report or enterprise poster.
20th March 2024
Design 35 marks
Content 35 marks
Usability & Functionality 30 marks
Total 100 marks
Overall Prize: €500 winning student / €500 winning school