Art Competition 2022

Art Competition

The Credit Union Art Competition 2022 is here! 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.

The Credit Union Art Competition, now in its 39th year, is dedicated to supporting and developing
the arts in Irish society. The credit union has always had a keen commitment in promoting and
encouraging involvement in the arts across communities and this is an important message we want
to spread.

The competition is free to enter. There are no age limits and it is open to 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 2023.

Competition Stages     

This year’s closing dates for each stage of the competition are as follows:

Stage Level Closing Date
Stage 1 Credit Union Level Friday 21st October
Stage 2 Chapter Level Friday 18th November
Stage 3 National Final Level Monday 5th December

The winning entries from stage one will be passed to Chapter for adjudication at a regional (second) stage before the winners only at this level are forwarded to the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) for final (national) judging.

We would like to wish all everyone the best of luck in the competition and look forward to seeing all your artwork.

Please note:

1. As this is an Art Competition, there is no need for the artist to illustrate the text of the theme on the art piece. What we are looking for is how they interpret the theme through their art.

2. All entries must be submitted in either A3 (420 x 297mm) or A2 (594 x 420mm) and in landscape orientation. Other sizes and portrait oriented entries will be disqualified from adjudication.

3. The competition 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.

4. Entrants may only submit one entry and it must be accompanied by a fully completed entry
form and returned by the notified closing date.

5. Entry forms must be securely attached to the back of each individual entry art work. 

6. Ages as at 31st December 2022.

Please download the Entry Form here

Any questions at all please email 

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