The shortlist of finalists in the Irish Sponsorship Awards has been revealed with Sport for Business members dominating across the multiple categories.

The Awards night will take place at Clontarf Castle on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd.

AIG, Aldi, Aviva, Sky Ireland and SSE Airtricity are on the list for Best Sponsorship brand, alongside Littlewoods Ireland and SuperValu.

Caroline Cummins and Ellen McConville, both ‘graduates of the Sport for Business PwC 30 Under 30 are the two candidates for the Rising Star in Sponsorship Award.

Here is the list of finalists in full:

Best Sponsorship Brand

AIG

Aldi Ireland

Aviva

Littlewoods Ireland

Sky Ireland

SSE Airtricity

Supervalu

 

Best Sponsorship Team

Line Up Sports

Musgrave

Punchestown Racecourse

 

Rising Star in Sponsorship

Caroline Cummins – Aviva Ireland

Ellen McConville – Teneo

 

Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship

Bank of America and Abbey Theatre Principal Partnership

Foras na Gaeilge for Scoil Scairte submitted by The Trailblazery

Seachtain na Gaeilge Le Energia submitted by The Brand Fans

 

Best Entertainment & Event Sponsorship

2021 PwC All-Stars 50th Anniversary

milesPlus from Circle K for Cannonball Ireland

XL Retail for Irish Music Month

 

Best Sporting Event Sponsorship

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open submitted by O Brien PR

Lidl Ireland for the LGFA National Leagues

Punchestown Festival submitted by Punchestown Racecourse

The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships

 

Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship

AIG for Dublin GAA

Aldi Fresh Food Partner to Irish Rugby & Home Cookbook

Allianz Ireland for Ellen Keane

FBD Insurance for Team Ireland

Immedis for Shane Lowry & Stephanie Meadow submitted by Legacy Communications

Indeed for #TalentUnleashed submitted by Legacy Communications

KPMG for Leona Maguire

Sky Ireland for the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team

 

Best Grass Roots Sponsorship

Aviva Safe to Dream Team

Energia AIL submitted by Legacy Communications

Irish Water for Green-Schools Water Theme

SuperValu TidyTowns & Save the Bees

 

Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship

Ireland’s Fittest Family Proudly Sponsored by Londis

Lucozade Zero for First Dates Ireland submitted by Mindshare

PwC x IMAGE Media Business Partnership

The Allianz Leagues

 

Best Radio Broadcast Sponsorship

RTE’s Future Now, Future Next with ESB

Supermac’s for the Fergal D’Arcy Show on Today FM

 

Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship

Boots Glow Up submitted by Mediacom

Fáilte Ireland for No Place Like Home submitted by Mindshare

Ireland’s Fittest Family Proudly Sponsored by Londis

Saturday Night Fakeaways with McDonnells Curry Sauce submitted by Mindshare

 

Best Societal Sponsorship – Charity

Aviva Ireland for #LaceUpWithPride

Electric Ireland for Darkness Into Light

EUROSPAR for The Empty Plate Appeal

Irish Water for Think Before You Flush submitted by Clean Coasts

SSE Airtricity Eco Explorers Club

 

Best Societal Sponsorship

AIG for 20X20

Club Together with SuperValu, Centra & GAA

Energia Get Ireland Growing submitted by The Brand Fans

KBC WellFest

SSE Airtricity for A Common Goal

Supervalu for Community Includes Everyone

The B!G Idea Programme

 

Best Low Budget Sponsorship

Aviva Soccer Sisters Virtual Skills Hub

Pyrex for Easy Food Test Kitchen submitted by Zahra

Best Virtual Sponsorship Event

KBC Dublin Marathon

KPMG Chapter for 20×20

Seachtain na Gaeilge Le Energia submitted by The Brand Fans

Three for Launch of 3Olympia submitted by Sweartaker

Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon submitted by Teneo

 

Best Use of Media Channels

Electric Ireland for Darkness Into Light One Sunrise Together submitted by RTE & Carat Ireland

ESB Science Blast The Wonder Of Why submitted by RTE

Mazars and Irish Times Innovation Sponsorship

WaterWipes for everymum the podcast submitted by Zahra

 

Best Use of PR

Energia Get Ireland Growing submitted by Legacy Communications

Indeed for #TalentUnleashed submitted by Legacy Communications

Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues submitted by Edelman

Sky Ireland for the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team

SSE Airtricity for A Common Goal

 

Best Use of Social Media

AIG Show Your Skills

Indeed for #TalentUnleashed submitted by Legacy Communications

MACE Right Options

Sky Ireland for the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team

 

Best Use of Digital

Aviva Safe to Dream Team

Bord Gáis Energy for GAAGAABox 2020

Energia Rugby Anthem submitted by Legacy Communications

SSE Airtricity Eco Explorers Club

SSE Airtricity for ‘For Our World’

 

Innovation in Sponsorship

Bord Gáis Energy for GAAGAABox 2020

Lidl Ireland for Level The Playing Field

SSE Airtricity Eco Explorers Club

SSE Airtricity for COP26