The Credit Union Art Competition continues to be one of the most successful annual promotions undertaken by the credit union movement. The Credit Union Art Competition strives to encourage artists throughout Ireland through self-expression, creativity and imagination whilst also raising awareness of credit unions at local, regional and national level.

There are two categories – General Category & Additional Needs Category – with the following age groups in each category:
Age limit applying as at December 31st 2021

7 years and under
8 – 10 years inclusive
11 – 13 years inclusive
14 – 17 years inclusive
18 years and over (Adult)

Following the success of last year’s theme for the Credit Union Art Competition, we are once again
asking entrants to tap into their imagination. This year’s theme “Imagine”, encourages people to explore their thoughts, hopes and dreams, and portray them on paper or canvass.

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

Portrait oriented entries will be disqualified from adjudication.

A4 entries will be disqualified from adjudication.

You may use any of the following materials to create your artwork:

  • pencil
  • charcoal
  • pen or ink
  • felt-tip markers
  • crayon
  • pastel
  • water colours
  • gouache
  • acrylics
  • oils
  • poster colour
  • collage

Please download the entry form below and attach it to the back of your artwork. You must then drop the artwork to your nearest First South Credit Union Branch before close of business on Friday 8th October, 2021.

The closing date for entries is close of business on Friday 8 October 2021.

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