Better Together Business Award open for entries on 15 September!

Entries for the Better Together Business Award will open on Monday 15 September 2014.

Presented by The Wheel, a national body representing 1,000 charities across Ireland, the Award offers a unique opportunity to showcase your company's social responsibility (CSR) and community engagement activities.

The initiative is part of Better Together, a nationwide campaign that encourages the public to support good causes and to get involved in their local communities. Over the past five years the campaign has helped to build support for thousands of good causes across Ireland.

You are invited to take part by submitting a short online video that showcases how your company is engaging with your community through CSR and staff community volunteering initiatives.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to showcase your company's CSR and community engagement work!

Your video will be hosted on the campaign website, and between 25 September and 21 November we will invite the public to vote for their favourite videos. In 2013, 419,000 people visited the website to watch the videos.

You can also encourage your staff, friends and supporters to vote for your video once a day, every day between 25 September and 21 November.

How to Enter:

  1. Make a short online video (no longer than two minutes) to showcase how your company has supported a good cause in the past 18 months. You can involve your staff in the making of the video or enter an existing video (as long as it is no longer than two minutes long).

  2. Upload your video to Youtube and Vimeo and submit your entry online at www.bettertogether.ie (entries open 15 September).

  3. Encourage your staff and customers/clients to vote for your video. 

  4. The ten videos with the most votes will be shortlisted, and an independent panel of industry experts will select a winner.

  5. The winner will be announced on 11 December at the Better Together Awards hosted in Dublin Castle by RTÉ's Mary Kennedy.

Entries open on 15 September and the closing date is 7 November. But the sooner you enter the more exposure you will get!

Looking for some inspiration? Check out last year's winners:

To register your interest, contact Hugh O' Reilly on Tel: (01) 454 8727 or email hugh@wheel.ie.