Art Competition 2016

Art Competition 2016

Calling all budding Picassos and da Vincis to submit their entries for this year’s Art Competition with this year's theme being;

“Dreams are made of this...”

The closing date for submission is this Friday the 28th of October.

The Competition

The Credit Union National Art Competition is now in its 33rd year! It attracts up to 30,000 entrants across all the categories every year through local Credit Unions. Categories cater for all age groups from 7 to 18 years of age. There is also a special category for artists with physical or intellectual disabilities.

The Age Categories

  • 7 Years & Under
  • 8-10 Years Incl.
  • 11-13 Years Incl.
  • 14-17 Years Incl.
  • Adult 18 years & Above

Entrants age at the 31st of December 2016.

We invite anyone who has an interest in art and falls into these categories to enter the local competition. There will be in-house prizes for first, second and third place in each of the categories. Winners, runners-up and merit award winners at local level go on to represent the credit union at a regional level and if successful, at a national level. The accomplished Josef Keys is our art adjudicator and selects the winners.

Previous Local Winner

In 2013 Adam Lawlor from Beaumont Boy's School was a national finalist in the 8-10 years category. That year's theme was "Gotta Lotta Colour" and his painting can be seen below.

Art Competition winner

Adam Lawlor

Adam's painting is proudly displayed on the wall leading to the boardroom upstairs.

Entry forms are available from the local schools or from the credit union office in Skehard Road, Blackrock, Cork. Further entry details to this year's art competition can be found here; Entry Requirements.

Following on from the great success of last year’s competition we want to encourage and reward self-expression, creativity, and imagination amongst all artists young and old throughout our community, so let’s go and get creative!

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