12 September 2023
Credit Union Art Competition 2023 Launched
We are now accepting local entries for the 2023 Credit Union Art Competition.
The theme for this years competition is ‘My COMMUNITY & Me’- there is no need for artists to illustrate the text of the theme on the art piece. We wish to see how they interpret the theme through their art.
The competition is free to enter and there are no age limits. It is open to children aged 7 and under right through to 18 years and over (Ages as at 31st December 2023). There is also an Additional Needs Category which encourages participants with physical or intellectual disabilities to submit entries in free expression without the restriction of the competition’s official theme if they wish. This category also allows for group entries. All group entries will be judged together – while no age categories apply.
This competition requires entrants to draw or paint posters using pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt tip marker, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage.
To be considered for judging at any level, entries must follow the below briefs:
- 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.
- Name, address, 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.
- The entry can be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markers, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage. Prints done from a lino block, wood block or any other method may also be submitted. No computer aided design (CAD) may be entered. No pieces of art under glass, as we cannot be responsible for same.
- Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be judged by local credit unions, who may enlist the help of local artists. Stage 3 – National Final, will be judged by three high profile artists who look for originality, creativity and inspiration throughout the pieces.
We only accept local entries (Portadown area), please check with your local Credit Union to see if they are participating!
All entry forms must have a full name, date of birth, address (this can be the school’s address) and signature from a teacher/parent/guardian (if under the age of 18) to be considered for judging. We would ask for entrants to refrain from putting names on the front or within the artwork.
Entry forms are available here. We will also have some in office for those who don't have access to a printer.
All entries must be handed into Portadown Credit Union (26 Market street) by Friday 13th October at 5pm.
Please see below images of completed valid forms from previous years.
Good luck to all who are entering. We look forward to seeing all the local talent again this year!
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