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2022 Credit Union Art Competition launched at First South Credit Union.

We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2022 Credit Union Art Competition.

The theme for this year’s Credit Union Art Competition is ‘It’s A Wonderful World’. This year’s theme
gives participants the opportunity to present their own interpretation of the magic in the world and
what must be done to keep it this way. The competition invites participants to create artworks that
depict the theme and explore through their own unique lens the beauty and wonder of the world.

The Credit Union Art Competition, now in its 39th year, is dedicated to supporting and developing
the arts in Irish society. The credit union has always had a keen commitment in promoting and
encouraging involvement in the arts across communities and this is an important message we want
to spread.

The competition is free to enter. There are no age limits and it is open to aged seven years and
under right through to 18 years and over. There is also an additional needs category. Winners at
local level will go on to a regional level, and regional winners will progress to the national awards
ceremony in February 2023.

The Credit Union Art Competition holds a special place in
our community and we want to encourage anyone with an interest in art to get involved. We look
forward to seeing how entrants will interpret the theme ‘It’s a Wonderful World’.

Year after year we are blown away by the amazing entries that come into us and it is really wonderful
to see the creative talent within the community. We can’t wait to see all the amazing entries and of
course, there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Entry forms are available to download here. The closing date to submit finished
entries to First South Credit Union is Friday, 5th October 2022.

For further information please contact Georgie at First South Credit Union on 021-4965134 or

Name, address, age, month and year of birth and other details (where applicable) must be clearly printed on the entry form and then attached to the back of the entry. Any entries bearing incomplete entry forms may not be considered.

All entry forms and artworks must be certified by teacher/facilitator/parent/
guardian (under 18, General Category and Additional Needs Category), or by the entrant (over 18) as being an unaided and original work of the entrant.

There are two categories - General Category & Additional Needs Category - with the following age groups in each category:

Age limit applying as at December 31st 2022
7 years and under
8 – 10 years inclusive
11 – 13 years inclusive
14 – 17 years inclusive
18 years and over (Adult)

Proof of year of birth may be requested by the credit union.

The Additional Needs Category allows participants with a physical or intellectual disability to be actively encouraged by their teachers to submit entries in free expression painting or drawing, without the restrictions of the competition’s official theme (should they so wish).

All entries must be submitted in either A3 (420mm wide x 297mm high) or A2
(594mm wide x 420mm high) and landscape orientation.

Other sizes and portrait oriented entries will be disqualified from adjudication.

The entry can be drawn or painted in:
pen or ink
felt-tip markers
water colours
poster colour
Prints done from a lino block, wood block or any other method

No computer aided design (CAD) may be entered. No pieces of art under glass, as we cannot be responsible for same

The competition is organised into three stages with the winner in each category
being forwarded to the next stage, these being:

Stage1 Credit Union Level
Stage 2 Chapter (Regional) Level
Stage 3 National Level

Entries must be submitted to your local participating credit union only – no entries will be accepted directly at regional or national level.

Download your entry form today

Entry Form

Here is a link to the entry form. Please make sure all fields are completed and the form is attached to your artwork before submitting.