Award Champ managed the entry gathering and judge management and support from towns all over Ireland and the Judge's management for .IE Digital Town's maiden event.
There was a total of 14 awards in a number of categories. 11 of the awards were for digital projects in towns of various sizes. In addition, there were three special award categories – Digital Changemaker, Digital Rising Star, and Digital Hero.
The 2021 winners and runners-up were announced on 10 June at a virtual Awards ceremony which took place live from the Killashee Hotel. Minister Damien English, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment were in attendance. Dingle Peninsula was crowned the overall winner.