Credit Union Art Competition 2021

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Wow – we were blown away with all the amazing entries for our Art Competition – well done to everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to do some outstanding artwork!!❤

Here are a list of our winners:

7 Years & Under

1st Prize – Evan O’Farrell
2nd Prize – Hannah Kinsella
3rd Prize – Hannah McDonagh

8-10 years

1st Prize – Melissa Vinson
2nd Prize – Not authorised to name
3rd Prize – Lauren O’Farrell

11-13 years

1st Prize – Cate McCashin
2nd Prize – Conor McCashin
3rd Prize – Heidi Keogh

18 & Over

1st Prize – Niamh Ni Iceadha

8-10 years Additional Needs Category

1st Prize – Harvey Gammell
2nd Prize – Heidi Murphy
3rd Prize – Darcie Belle Kelly

11-13 years Additional Needs Category

1st Prize – Kyle Fluskey
2nd Prize – Eirinn Mooney
3rd Prize – Hannah Wilson Black

Thanks again to all the children that entered it was really heart-warming to look at all the pictures – childrens imaginations are the best!!

All you have to do is IMAGINE!



Core Credit Union is delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Credit Union Art Competition.


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 canvas.


To quote Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.”

Imagination is a powerful tool which helps people escape from reality. Imagination can also be the start of a brilliant idea which could change the world.


This year’s competition encourages participants to use their imagination to explore the amazing world which exists inside our thoughts. Using their imagination to escape from the everyday worries and stresses of life, and to use art and imagination hand in hand to create a masterpiece, entrants to this year’s competition will all bring something exciting and creative to the competition.


The Credit Union Art Competition, now in its 38th year, is dedicated to supporting and developing the arts in Irish society. Art plays an important role in building community spirit and inspires everyone to the contribution that we can make to its development. Promoting and encouraging
involvement in the arts across communities is an important message we want to spread.


The competition is free to enter and there are no age limits to the competition and it is open to children aged seven years and under right through to 18 years and over. There is also an additional needs category.

Winners at local level will go on to a regional level, and regional winners will progress to the national awards ceremony in February 2022

The closing date is Thursday 14th October 2021. Please note we cannot accept entries after this date.

Download the entry form below and attach it to the back of the artwork. Please take special note of the entry size and entries received outside this parameters will, unfortunately, be excluded.