Bray Chamber launches public search for 2019 Endeavour Award heroes

The search is on for the heroes of Bray, as Bray & District Chamber of Commerce launches its annual community Endeavour Awards campaign to identify and reward those individuals and community groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the area. The Bray Endeavour Awards are presented annually by Bray & District Chamber of Commerce, which works to promote business and support the community. First presented in 1981, the annual Chamber of Commerce Endeavour Awards are designed to recognise and reward the normal, ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Nominations from the public are sought for the following 5 Categories:

  • Person of the Year – Presented to the individual who has contributed most to the town of Bray and its environs
  • Civic/Community – Presented to the individual or voluntary organisation that has contributed significantly to the community and civic life in Bray and District
  • Sports Achievement – Presented to a team or individual that has achieved something extraordinary through sport
  • Lifetime Achievement – Presented to an individual who has dedicated their life and time to something for many years and deserves to be recognised
  • Young achiever – Presented to someone under 21 years of age who has achieved something remarkable (in sport, academics, or arts)

Closing date for receipt of community nominations is noon Tuesday, September 24th, 2019. It’s never been so easy to nominate and get involved, Just scroll down this page and complete the form in full and submit! Nominations will also be accepted via email and post, just download the form here and send the completed form to 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Bray or

All nominations received will be considered by the Awards Adjudication Panel, with the Awards themselves presented at a Gala Ceremony to be held in The Royal Hotel on Friday, October 18th 2019.

The business award finalists will be announced at the end of September when the public will have a few weeks to vote on their favourite. Winners of the Business Awards will be announced live at the Gala Ceremony in October. Please note online voting closes on October 16th 2019.

Commenting on the launch of the search for Bray’s band of heroes, Bray Chamber’s President Ruth Donnelly said “The annual Endeavour Awards provide all of us with the opportunity to not only to recognize an individual or group achievement but also honour that achievement. Most importantly, these individual awards are nominated by the people of Bray, making the annual Endeavour Awards the premier public accolade that our community can bestow upon that great band of heroes that we have in our town”.

Tickets can be purchased for the gala event by calling Bray Chamber on 01 2828248 or email


Can’t access the online nomination forms above? Well just click here. Click here to download the postal / email form.

Event hashtag is #BrayHeroes2019

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