Link Credit Union Launched the 2016 Credit Union Art Competition
The theme of the 2016 Credit Union Art Competition is ‘Dreams are made of this…’
All budding local artists were invited to submit entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition, illustrating the theme “DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS….”
The Credit Union Art Competition is one of the most successful annual promotions undertaken by the Credit Union Movement and the 2016 competition aims to continue this winning formula. Now in its 33rd year, the competition attracts up to 30,000 entries through 300 Credit Unions Nationwide and caters for all ages, with categories ranging from under 7 to over 18 years – Adult. There is also a Special Category for those with Physical or Intellectual disabilities.
It is about encouraging and rewarding self expression, creativity and imagination among young artists throughout Ireland. The competition required entrants to draw or paint posters on the theme using pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markets, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage.
There were two categories – General and Special – with five age groups in each: 7 years and under, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, 14-17 years, 18 years and over (and a further Group section in the SPECIAL category). The Special Category encouraged participants with a physical or intellectual disability to submit entries in free expression without the restriction of the competition’s official theme, if they so wish.
Link Credit Union invited anybody with an interest in art to enter the local competition. Closing date for entry to Link Credit Union was Friday 14th October 2016.
Winners, runners-up and merit award winners at local level go on to represent the Credit Union at regional level and if successful, at national level!
A list of our Winners are below. Photos of our presentation are available by clicking on each name.
7yr & Under Category:
First Place – Amelia Bhengu – St Anne’s N.S Bailieborough
Second Place – Adam Carroll – Carrickleck N.S Kingscourt
Third Place – Zach Lynch – St. Anne’s N.S Bailieborough
8 – 10yr Category:
First Place – Hannah Reel – St. Anne’s N.S Bailieborough
Second Place – Nathan Byrne – St. Anne’s N.S Bailieborough
Third Place – Hannah Magee – Tunnyduff N.S Bailieborough
8-10yr Special Category:
First Place – Rebecca Stewart – St. Brigid’s N.S Meath Hill
Second Place – Sean Hewitt – St. Anne’s N.S Bailieborough
First Place – Ciara Sheridan – Kilbeg N.S, Kilbeg
Second Place – Orla O’Malley – Kilbeg N.S, Kilbeg
Third Place – Sean Rodgers – East Knockbride N.S, Bailieborough
First Place – Olivia Larkin – Bailieborough Community School
14-17yr Special Category:
First Place – Aoife Tierney – Bailieborough Community School
Adult- 18 & over Category:
Lavinia Lynch – Bailieborough, Co Cavan.
Well done to all our entrants!!
7 years & under: 1st €30 2nd €25 3rd €20 Special €30 8 – 10 years: 1st €40 2nd €35 3rd €30 Special €40
11-13 years: 1st €45 2nd €35 3rd €30 Special €45 14-17 years: 1st €50 2nd €45 3rd €40 Special €50
18 years & over: 1st €60 2nd €55 3rd €50 Special €60
7 years & under: 1st €40 8 – 10 years: 1st €55
11-13 years: 1st €60 14-17 years: 1st €65
18 years & over: 1st €75 Special Category: 1st €130
7 years & under: Winner €250 Runner Up €100 Merit €75 W/O (Winners School/Club/Other) €120
8 – 10 years: Winner €350 Runner Up €200 Merit €75 W/O (Winners School/Club/Other) €120
11-13 years: Winner €500 Runner Up €300 Merit €75 W/O (Winners School/Club/Other) €120
14-17 years: Winner €700 Runner Up €350 Merit €75 W/O (Winners School/Club/Other) €120
18 years & over: Winner €850 Runner Up €400 Merit €75 W/O (Winners School/Club/Other) €120
Special Category: Winner €850 Runner Up €400 Merit €75 W/O (Winners School/Club/Other) €120