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#BeActive Awards 2019

Friday 19 July 2019

#BeActive Awards 2019

A European award to highlight outstanding work and commitment at local levels to promote sport and physical activity.

The #BeActive Awards competition is a central element of the annual European Week of Sport (23 – 30 September). It’s objective is to praise and support projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe. Building on the successes of 2017 and 2018, the #BeActive Awards will be handed-over by the Commissioner in Budapest (2019 European Capital of Sport) in the framework of a dinner reception on the evening of 18 October 2019. Sport Ireland can submit a maximum total of 3 entries covering all three award categories.

The three #BeActive award categories are:
  1. The #BeActive Education Award: This award is intended to throw the spotlight on an educational setting that can demonstrate concrete ways in which it encouraged its kids to #BeActive in addition to the sport/physical activity classes in the standard curriculum. This could include extra sport activities, physically active class days out, after school activities, and other creative solutions to form an active education environment.
  2. The #BeActive Workplace Award: This award is intended to accolade a workplace that can demonstrate specific ways in which it has encouraged and helped its employees to #BeActive. This could include setting up a staff taskforce responsible for promoting physical activity, provision of showers for cycling/running commuters, standing meetings, lunchtime walks and other creative solutions to form an active working environment.

  3. The #BeActive Local Hero Award: This award honours an individual achievement to motivate others and act as a catalyst to #BeActive. The spirit of the award aims to recognising an individual who has worked consistently to promote participation in sport and/or physical activity in his or her local community.

The Prize!!
  • The winner of each category will receive a prize of €10,000!! Each of 6 finalists (2 for each category) will receive a prize of €2,500
Ireland will use the following criteria to make a decision on the three entries to Europe.
  • Relevance of the project (25 points): under this criterion, projects will be assessed on the basis on the extent to which they contribute to the general objective to support the adoption of an active lifestyle;
  • Quality of the project (25 points): under this criterion, projects will be assessed according to the quality of the overall design of the activities described and the methodology used to implement them;
  • Cost-benefit ratio (25 points): under this criterion, projects will be assessed on the basis on the extent to which the project is cost-effective;
  • Impact (25 points): under this criterion projects will be assessed on the basis of the impact and sustainability of the described activities; the extent to which the activities will be carried out also after the end of the project, including the impact of the project on the participants and their communities.
How to enter:

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