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Sustainability Awards 2023/24


At the National Final 2024, with thanks to our sponsors the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) we will be recognising one student enterprise in each of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories for EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY.

Students can demonstrate excellence in sustainability in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Aligning their business with one or more of the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Using sustainable/recyclable materials
  • Re-purposing waste materials from the business
  • Reducing the amount of energy used in running the student enterprise
  • Using waste material from another business/household in your business
  • Using waste or recycled materials for packaging and/or decorating market/display stands

Who Can Enter?


  • All student enterprises that win at County Final level and go forward to the National Final 2024 in May will automatically be entered into the competition
  • Winners will be announced on 9th May 2024 at the National Final

How To Enter?


  • Complete the ‘Sustainabiilty’ section in your Business Report/Business Poster that you submit for the National Final
  • Submission deadline is 20th March 2024



  • Junior Category: €300 voucher + trophy + certificate
  • Intermediate Category: €300 voucher + trophy + certificate
  • Senior Category: €300 voucher + trophy + certificate