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The 3rd annual CIO & IT Leaders Awards recognise the remarkable talent and ICT achievements that are being accomplished throughout the Island of Ireland. This event will highlight the innovations happening in Security, AI, Data Technology, Cloud Computing and other areas of Irish IT within the Public and Private sectors. 

Does your organisation have an individual or team who deserves recognition by their peers? Whether they are emerging in the field or have decades of experience, the awards are an opportunity to shine a light on the leaders making significant impact through their careers.

Join us as we celebrate the ICT change-makers and disruptors taking their organisations to new heights.


  1. When do nominations open? Nominations are now open. If you have any questions about nominations and the awards process, please contact:
  2. When do nominations close? The entry deadline is 3rd May 2024
  3. When and where do the Property Awards take place? The CIO Awards 2024 take place on Wednesday 19th June at The Shelbourne in Dublin
  4. Does it cost anything to enter for an award? Entering the awards is free of charge and you can enter as many categories that are relevant to your organisation as you like. We encourage you to look at both the company and personalities awards to maximise your chances of success.
  5. Shortlist The shortlist will be revealed on the awards website and individuals will be contacted via email.

There are 15 eligible award categories, each having specific criteria that the judging panel will be examining. You may enter across any number of categories providing that your entry meets the given award criteria. Review carefully the requirements for each category you are entering. All entries must comply fully with the entry rules. Please provide as much detail as possible so our judges can make an informed decision.

Entry Rules

  • All entries must be submitted using the online entry form
  • Please note that these are an all-island awards ceremony and we welcome entries from both Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland. Entries from other countries will not be accepted for these awards. 
  • Simply select the category to enter and complete the entry form
  • All entry forms must be completed fully before the deadline
  • Provide as much detail as possible - you can upload photographs, video and supporting documents in all categories
  • After the initial judging round, a maximum of five nominations in each category will be short-listed by the judging panel for further detailed assessment
  • All short-listed entries will be contacted directly by a member of the project team. All short-listed projects will be published in the media and online 
  • Short-listed entrants may be required to complete a more detailed project overview and provide additional supporting material
  • Some submissions may be subject to an interview by subsections of the judging panel
  • You may edit your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline
  • Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in the awards presentation if selected as a finalist
  • You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria
  • There is no fee payable for entering this awards programme
  • Entry as many categories as you wish – (shortlist will be maximum 5 categories per company, exception is individual awards)
  • Nominations open 22 January
  • Judging will take place second week of May
  • Shortlisted companies to provide marketing material for potential use on the night if they win