Arts & Culture: Music, drama, literature, poetry, history and all mediums of art.
Business: For all businesses, small, medium or large that show entrepreneurship, provide a quality service, create employment, support the community and add positively to the profile of Tallaght.
Community: For individuals or groups involved in fundraising, volunteering, resident associations, support groups, community centre and active groups in Tallaght.
Heart of Gold: To reward young people, aged under 18, who are positive role models, for acts of bravery, courage and determination.
Learning & Innovation: This award recognises education as key aspect to life in Tallaght, with the category open to schools, education hubs, business start-ups or any group or organisation learning new things to enhance their services or the skills of members.
Michael Dooley Environment: For individuals and groups that raise the profile of the environmental issues, tidy towns, anti-litter activities, green projects, food producers and anyone promoting the environment.
Special Needs & Carers: For those in the community that care for the needs of others whether as an individual or as part of a group.
Philip Preston Sport: For individuals, managers, players, teams, mentor groups that actively encourage participation in all types of sports, achieve awards in their field and/or add positively to the profile of Tallaght through sports.
Maurice McConnell Youth: For leaders, volunteers, or groups who run or support youth activities or raise awareness on youth issues.