How to Apply


How to Apply

Click on the link below to access the Awards online platform and to apply. Further information on eligibility and the process is available below.

Take a look around, start your application, save it online as you go.

You have until 8th May 2024 to apply. Good Luck.

Export Industry Awards (

The 2024 Export Industry Awards will take place in the Dublin Royal Convention Centre on the 27th September 2024. 

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Entrants may range from SME’s to large multinationals, manufacturers to service providers depending on the category and related criteria;
  • The international trading aspects of each applicant’s submission will be taken into account;
  • Extra value will be given to export success and further potential across innovation & growth, strategic development & execution, managing its strategic finance; change management, digital transformation; organisational renewal & transformation; and sustainable trade as outlined in the criteria for each category;
  • Companies do not need to be members of the Irish Exporters Association in order to be eligible to enter;
  • Companies are strongly advised to provide actual financials to allow judges to make the correct assumptions. However companies who do not wish to include financial details will still be considered.
  • Company turnover should be considered in the Irish only context as opposed to global turnover figures

Application process

  • All applications must be submitted on our online application portal by 8th May 2024;
  • Supporting materials such as video, presentations, marketing collateral etc. are a great addition to an application;
  • A company may enter more than one category but each application should be specific to the category. Generic application across categories will not be accepted;
  • Supporting documentation in the form of one attachment may be supplied with applications and will be considered as part of their application.

Shortlisted companies will be called for a video conference interview between Thursday 5th September and Friday 6th September 2024.

Tips & Hints

  • Market your organisation in your application by highlighting your strengths, illustrating how innovative and distinctive your achievements have been;
  • Identify the key factors that you consider made your organisation a successful exporter;
  • If you have been exporting for several years, make sure your application demonstrates what you have done differently to consolidate and grow your position in the past year (e.g. new markets, new technologies, sustainability, focused marketing strategy etc.).