Art Competition 2016

Art Competition 2016

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…’

Link CU Art Competition 2016

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….”

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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.

subjects_-_art1There 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.

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Link Credit Union Winners – 2016

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


11-13yr Category:

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


14-17yr Category:

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!!

Link Credit Union prizes:

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


Chapter Prizes:

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


League Prizes:

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

Presentation by Link Credit Union
Link Credit Union hosted a presentation to our winners and runners up in our offices on Thursday October 20th 2016 – International Credit Union Day.