The AI Ireland Awards Rules

Please read the Terms & Condition before proceeding with your entry at the bottom of this page.

General Terms & Conditions

  1. The Irish AI Awards are open to any Irish person or company located on the island of Ireland.
  2. Global companies may apply, but need to have an office/operations/employees located within the island of Ireland. Any applications made outside the country with no Irish connections will not be put forward to judges shortlisting.
  3. For individual awards, the person must work for a company on the island of Ireland. An Irish national at a company outside of Ireland can be nominated.
  4. The winners will receive an award and may be featured in national media such as Silicon Republic and The Irish Times. There is no cash award.
  5. A company or person can submit their project for a maximum of two categories.
  6. AI Ireland may allocate an application into a different category than originally selected. This will happen if we feel you are more suited to another category or you don’t qualify for the category that was selected in the online submission form.
  7. AI Ireland Awards reserves the right to alter the rules and the terms & conditions at any time.
  8. We may add or remove categories based on applications received.
  9. Judges scores will not be made public.
  10. Your email address will be added to our communications on the AI Ireland Awards both this year and for future years.

Nomination Rules

  1. A company or person may submit nominations against a maximum of two award categories.
  2. All applications will be reviewed by the panel of judges in September 2022 and based on defined criteria. Judges will shortlist applications for each AI Ireland award in their assigned category.
  3. Shortlisted nominations will be announced the week of the 10th of October 2022.
  4. Due to time constraints, Unsuccessful applicants may not be notified prior to the public release of the shortlists.
  5. Winners will be revealed at our awards ceremony at the Gibson Hotel on 23rd of November 2022.

Judging Process

  1. All award categories will be shortlisted and judged by a panel of AI Ireland Awards Judges. There will be a minimum of 3 judges for each category.
  2. The judges will decide all award category nominees through online submissions. The top 4 ranked submissions in each category will be shortlisted.
  3. In the event of a tie-breaker, the entry that ranked higher among the majority of the judging panel will be shortlisted.
  4. Winners will be also be chosen solely from online applications and will be announced at the awards ceremony in November.
  5. In the case of a tie-breaker, the overall entry that ranked higher among the majority of judges will be the winner.

Terms & Conditions for Judges

  1. Judges will have their photos and profiles listed on our Judges page and will be expected to help with all stages of the judging process.
  2. All judging for the shortlisting nominations should be done individually online.
  3. No confidential data from nominations should be shared by judges outside of the AI Ireland network.
  4. Judges should only score via the material submitted by the applicant. AI Ireland will assign judges to categories after submissions are closed to avoid any potential bias when shortlisting nominations.
  5. Judges are volunteers and are selected by the AI Awards Ireland committee. No fee will be provided to judges.

The AI Awards Ceremony

  1. All sponsors, nominees and members of the AI Ireland community will receive the first allocation of tickets to the event.
  2. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
  3. All shortlisted nominees will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. Additional tickets will be available at a discount price.
  4. Judges will receive one complimentary ticket each.
  5. Sponsors will receive tickets as agreed in their sponsorship package.

Confidential Data

Take note that when submitting project information, please do not share confidential information or data.

It is important to note that no one should submit any info or data that is in any way critical or that represents anything that cannot be shared to a group of judges and advisors. In relation to IP, it is up to the applicant to protect the Intellectual Property.

Applications can submit data and charts but only for a specific project and never including any sensitive or critical data. The data will be stored in the cloud and once the competition is closed the data will be deleted.

Do not submit any data or information that relates to a person or group of persons and/or any information that can be used to identify a person and/or group of persons.

AI Awards will do our best to protect your personal data and projects submitted to the website. However, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Taking this into consideration we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the site; any transmission is at your own risk. For this reason, AI Awards does not take any responsibility for information that has been submitted.

If you have any further queries, please contact Liam McNamara, Community Manager at AI Ireland on liam@aiawards.ie before you make any applications.