On February 27th 2015 Westmeath held there County final when over 227 secondary school students competed to win one of the Westmeath Student Enterprise Awards. The winners chosen on the day will represent County Westmeath in the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards to be held in Croke Park.
Thirty five projects were short-listed for these annual awards that encourage second level students to develop a viable business idea.
The winners were announced as follows:
1st Once Upon a Rhyme, Moate Community College
2nd Alidia Ltd, St Josephs, Rochfortbridge
1st Light up Your Occasion, St Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone
2nd Creative Candles, St Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone
1st Perky Pegs, St Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone
2nd Occasional Logs, St Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone
Most Enterprising School St Josephs, Rochfortbridge
Best Visual Display Headstart, St. Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone
Best Visual Display (Junior/Intermediate) Glitzy Glass, Moate Community College
Community Safety Award KCB, Mullingar CBS, Mullingar
Most Innovative Project (Junior/Intermediate) XBP Controller, Mullingar CBS
Most Innovative Project (Senior) Brave, St Josephs, Rochfortbridge
Best Technology Idea Placementfinder.ie, Athlone Community College
Students Pick for best business Placementfinder.ie, Athlone Community College
Social Media Award Once Upon a Rhyme, Moate Community College
Best Social Enterprise Award Annora & Co, Castlepollard Community College
The overall winner in each category of Senior, Intermediate and Junior will now represent Westmeath in the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park in April where the overall winner will be presented with €1,500 euro cash prize for your school, an all-expenses paid trip to Europe for you and your classmates worth over 10,000 euro and All4One vouchers.
Pictured above are some of our winners on the day and also some of the other competitors.