Entry FAQs

Am I eligible to enter?

To find out if you are eligible, please click on which category/categories that you wish to enter to access the criteria.

When is the entry deadline?

The closing date for entries is Midnight on Friday 11th August, 2017.

How do I enter?

On the Enter The Awards page click on which category/categories that you wish to enter, fill out the required fields on the application form and hit the submit button. If you have any questions during the entry process, you can find our contact information in the contact section of the site.

Will there be a deadline extension?

Any extensions to the deadline will be announced via email and on the website.

How many categories can I enter?

You can enter up to 4 categories but make sure they are the most relevant to your business.

How much does it cost to enter?

It is free to enter the Greater Newry Business Awards so get applying now.

Can I nominate someone for an award?

We have 3 categories where you can nominate someone for the awards. You can nominate someone for the Best Young Entrepreneur, Newry Diaspora & Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Newry Area awards. Simply click on whatever category you would like to nominate someone for, enter the name of the individual and fill in the application form following the criteria.

Can I extend the word limit for my entry?

The limits have been set at a level that we believe offers enough room to fully explain your entry. The word limit cannot be extended.

What happens after I enter?

You will receive an email to confirm that your entry has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this, please contact us via email or telephone. These details can be found in the Contact section of the site.

When will the finalists be announced?

The shortlisted finalists will be announced on Monday 4th September, 2017. You will be contacted to inform you whether you have been successful or not.

Do I have to upload any supporting documents?

You do not have to upload any supporting documents; we have ensured that there is enough room within the fields of the application form to fully explain your entry.

How many awards are there?

There are 21 award categories in total. All awards will be handed out at the ceremony on Thursday 28th September, 2017.

How can I keep up to date?

You can follow the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade pages on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn for exclusive updates.

When will I know if I’m a finalist?

Finalists will be announced on Monday 4th September, 2017. You will be contacted via email to let you know if you have been successful or not. We will also announce the shortlist on our website and social media pages (links to these can be found on the top right hand corner of the site).

Do I have to buy a table at the awards?

No – you can buy individual tickets.

How much are the tickets to the ceremony?

The tickets cost £45.00 + VAT for Chamber members and £50.00 + VAT for non-Chamber members.

How do I book tickets to the award ceremony?

Click on the ‘Book Tickets’ section on the drop down menu under the ‘The Awards’ heading situated on the top of the homepage. Fill out the booking information form & submit your request. An invoice will be sent out to the email address provided during the booking process and tickets will not be sent out until the payment is received in full.

When and where is the ceremony?

The Greater Newry Business Awards will take place on Thursday 28th September, 2017 at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry.

What are the timings on the night of the event?

The itinerary will be released on our website and emailed to you closer to the event. We usually start the evening around 6:30pm.