Art Competition 2022

We are delighted to be taking part in the Credit Union Art Competition again this year.


The Credit Union Art competition encourages artistic expression in our local young community.


The competition is open to all under 18’s in our bond and seeks to encourage young artists to draw or paint on this year’s theme, using pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markers, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage.


This year’s theme is: It’s a wonderful world



How the Competition Works

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.


All entries must be in the form of a poster in either A3 or A2 landscape.


Entrants may only submit one entry and it must be accompanied by a fully completed entry form and returned to any Life Credit Union office by 4pm on Friday 7th October.

There are two categories – General Category & Additional Needs Category within each age group. The following age groups apply 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

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). There is a separate section for group entries in the Additional Needs Category only, where they will need to tick the box if submitting a group entry.

Entries will require the signature of a teacher or facilitator or guardian to declare the work is the unaided effort of the entrants. Entrants will need to tick a box to declare the work is their unaided effort or the unaided effort of the entrants.

If less than five entries are received in any one category, credit unions have the option not to judge that category.

Winners at a national level may be used in the Credit union 2023 calendar with all national prize winners listed on the inside cover.

We wish everyone the best of luck!


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