National Ploughing Championships - 'Tractor Selfie' Competition


Local Enterprise Offices Ploughing Ahead with Local Enterprise Village with launch of €3,500 in prizes to be won for LEO Tractor Twitter Competition.

A prize package worth over €3,500 is up for grabs to mark the biggest-ever Local Enterprise Village at the National Ploughing Championships later this month.

85 small businesses, all supported by the Local Enterprise Offices, will be welcoming thousands of visitors to the new Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing in County Laois from September 22nd to 24th.

They are inviting everyone to post a ‘Tractor Selfie’ on Twitter, to be in with a chance to win a prize package worth over €3,500 from companies within the Local Enterprise Village.

The Twitter competition is open to all, from now until 29th September 2015, when the winning selfie will be chosen at random. The lucky winner of the €3,500 prize package will be announced on 30th September.

To enter, simply take a selfie of yourself with a tractor and tweet it using #TractorLEO  for your chance to win, before midnight on 29th September 2015.*

Follow the LEO Tractor on Twitter for all the latest updates on the competition, news from the Enterprise Village and the National Ploughing Championships:

The Local Enterprise Village will be home to 85 small businesses for the three days of the Championships (September 22nd – 24th), which is Europe’s largest outdoor event.

Local Enterprise Offices in every county are supporting small businesses at the Ploughing, which attracted 279,500 visitors in 2014, generating an estimated €39million in sales.

Kieran Comerford from Carlow Local Enterprise Office, said that the Local Enterprise Village has doubled in size in recent years, explaining: “For small, local businesses looking to expand, The Local Enterprise Village is the ideal gateway to customers across farming communities and rural Ireland. Many of the small businesses being supported by the Local Enterprise Offices will be testing new products and services in September, which in turn, will generate more jobs within those companies in the near future.”

Organised by the National Ploughing Association, the 84th National Ploughing Championships ( are taking place in Ratheniska, Stradbally in County Laois and further details around the Local Enterprise Village are available from    

The €3, 500 Prize Package is as follows:

Business Name
Alfresco heaters
ALF25 2.5kw Heater
Flood lamps
Coffee HouseLane
Cases of Coffee x 3
Dublin Crystal Glass Ltd
6 hand cut crystal wine glasses
IAS Labs
Well water test
Kelly's Mountain Brew
Cases of Beer x2
Step Lift Ltd
Carrier Belt
Carrig Brewing
Hamper -Beer, glassware, bottle openers and a t-shirt. 
Kinvara Skincare
Skincare Hamper
Counties of Ireland Jewellery
Oak frame Map
Pop out Cards
Friends and family tree.
Large framed friends and family tree
3D map
Floppy Fabrics and Winnie's Craft Cafe
Winnie's Craft Cafe
Restaurant voucher
88 Food Company
Hamper - Chutneys relishes jams & oils
Adapted Living
Hamper Homecare and wellbeing products
Avokado & Co
Hamper of Signs
Chef Sham Sauces
Hamper of Sauces
Chimney Draught Stop Ltd
Voucher Installation
Derrycashel Crafts 
County Clock
EirEco Stoves Ltd.
All-for-One Voucher. 
Harvest Moon Foods
Food Hamper
Celtic clock
Lisduff Fine Foods Limited
Hamper  of Fine foods
O’Donnell’s Bakery
Hamper of Bakery goods
Pip & Pear
Restaurant Voucher
Relax Ireland holidays
Voucher for Holiday
Hamper -seaweed products
Taste Kilkenny
Hamper - non perishable foods
Kitchen Light
The Irish Nettle Co
Skincare giftbag
Anneco Beauty Ltd
Gift Bag of Makeup
Bia Beauty
Beauty Products
South Africa an Shop
65 Hurls
Hurling starter pack
Baked With Love
Hamper of eastern European baked goods
Moran's Megajam Ltd
Hamper of Chutney jams relishes
O'Gormans Cottage Condiments 
Wild Irish Foragers
KT Metal Design
5 Piece Garden Stake Set
Naturally Cordial 
Case of cordial
Nutri-Snax ltd
Hamper-  biscuits & granola
Polymath Ltd
10 polyMaths
Bowl a Granola 
Hamper -Granola
Rita Daly Designs
gift box ‘clip it or pin it”
Whats for Pudding?
Hamper of desserts
Irish Photo Archive
Fine Art Photographic Print
Wild about
Dotty Owl  sewing kit
The Tipperary Kitchen
Hamper of Cakes
The Sea Gardener
The Dublin Cookie Co

*Standard competition terms and conditions apply and prizes are non-transferable (and subject to availability). No cash alternatives will be offered and winning entry will be chosen at random from eligible entries received. Closing date to enter is midnight on 29th September 2015, via Twitter. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use the relevant winner’s entry, name and county in related promotional activities.