The open eir Silver Surfer Awards celebrate older people who have embraced technology and those who support them. The awards celebrate and showcase older peoples’ use of the internet and technology as well as the volunteers who teach these skills.
Nominations close on Wednesday 21 February 2018 - make sure to nominate someone today!
TV presenter, broadcaster & fashion designer Brendan Courtney, will present the awards at a ceremony on Tuesday 28 March at The eir Building, 1 Heuston South Quarter, St. John’s Road, Dublin 8.
This year we are looking for enthusiastic older people who have an interesting story to share about how they use their computer and the internet and who will become a role model to inspire more older people to embrace technology.
We are calling on people across Ireland to nominate a friend, neighbour or relative who uses technology for pleasure or as a way to enhance the quality of their life.
This is the ninth year of the awards and there are six award categories as follows:
Getting Started IT Award
An older person who is new to technology and has overcome challenges to become an IT user
Hobbies on the Net Award
An older person who uses the Internet to pursue their passion or hobby or who uses IT for communication and social networking
Golden IT Award
An individual over the age of 80 who uses technology to enhance their life
Community Champion IT Award
An older person who uses the internet to benefit their community locally or nationally
IT Enthusiast Award
The 'Give it a go' older person who embraces the internet or technology with a sense of fun and adventure
IT Tutor(s) of the Year Award
An individual volunteer or group of volunteers of any age who provide voluntary support for older learners