The Irish League of Credit Unions has today launch the annual All Ireland Art Competition. The competition, which attracts over 30,000 entries each year, is one of the biggest competitions for children and adults alike and has been running for over 30 years.
The Art Competition continues to celebrate the outstanding talent of people, young and old, across the country. It is so very important to allow budding artists an outlet for artist expression on a national stage. This year’s theme ‘Artfest’ is open to interpretation by each entrant but aims to celebrate the creativity, imagination and vibrancy of Irish people and their communities.
Of course art can takes many different formats and this year, we were delighted to have Dublin based graffiti artist VENTS along to help us launch the competition. You can click on the following link to see a time lapse video of VENTS in action.
For anyone interested in participating in this year’s competition, there are two categories – a General Category and also a Special Category for entrants with a physical or intellectual disability. There are five age categories, ranging from 7 and under to 18 and over. Entries must be submitted via your local credit union.
As ever, local winners at credit union level in each category go forward to Regional Finals. Winning entries from regional level go through to the National Final. Prizes will be awarded at each stage and a National Awards Ceremony will be held in February 2015 in Croke Park and will be hosted by TV personality Marty Whelan.
I would like to wish all entrants the very best of luck and I hope to see you at the National Final awards ceremony in Croke Park in February.