The Kinsale Shark Awards is now into its 50th year and is one of the few remaining independent award shows left. Entry fees are fair and any profits are put back into the festival. Sir John Hegarty is the Honorary Chairman. Award show categories include; Digital, TV, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Ambient, Design, Promo, New Directors and Media.
The Awards Show is held in Kinsale on the 9th and 10th of September. Previous creative speakers at the festival have included Mike Scully (Writer and Executive Producer of The Simpsons), Phil Rosenthal (Writer of Everybody Loves Raymond), Mike Reiss (Writer and Executive Producer of The Simpsons), Richard O’Brien (Creator of The Rocky Horror Show).