Art Competition 2019

Art Competition

The Credit Union Art Competition continues to be one of the most successful annual promotions undertaken by the credit union movement. The competition strives to encourage artists throughout Ireland through self-expression, creativity and imagination whilst also raising awareness of credit unions at local, regional and national level.

The theme of the competition in 2019 is “The Walk of Life”.

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. Posters are required to be either A3 (420 x 297 mm) or A2 (594 x 420mm) and landscape orientation. Portrait orientation entries will be disqualified from adjudication.


There are two categories – General and Special – with the following age groups in each category:

Age limit applying as at December 31st 2018.

  • 7 years and under inclusive
  • 8 – 10 years inclusive
  • 11- 13 years inclusive
  • 14-17 years inclusive
  • 18 years and over (Adult)
  • Group (Special)

The Special 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).

Entries for the Special Category and those under 18 years will require the signature of a teacher or facilitator or guardian to declare the work is 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.
Please ensure that the parental/guardian consent has been completed on all entry forms.

Competition Stages

The Closing date for entries for the local part of the competition is Friday October 25th at any of our offices in Abbey Square, Ballymurn, Murrintown or Taghmon.

Winners at local level will go on to a regional level, and regional winners will progress to the national awards ceremony in February 2020.

For full T&Cs and Entry Forms check out our Downloads Section.

For any queries, please contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to help. Contact