Westmeath Schools Enterprise Event 2015

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:


Senior Category

1st           Once Upon a Rhyme, Moate Community College

2nd        Alidia Ltd, St Josephs, Rochfortbridge

Intermediate Category

1st          Light up Your Occasion, St Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone

2nd        Creative Candles, St Josephs, Summerhill, Athlone

Junior Category

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.