The Kinsale Shark Awards

an international festival that rewards creative thinking.


For 54 years we have rewarded, nurtured, debated, and celebrated creative excellence and creative thinking.
 We are an intimate festival located in the picturesque seaside town of Kinsale Ireland. The personal approach to our Festival renders the dividing line between speaker and audience non-existent – which delegates have always found to be a very positive, inspirational and stimulating experience. 

The Kinsale Shark is awarded to outstanding work only. 
Our trophy, the Shark head, is regarded as the most iconic trophy design industry-wide and is coveted by the creative community from Dublin to Dubai.

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