ARE YOU READY TO IMAGINE MORE?
First Choice Credit Union is urging its local community to ‘Imagine More’ for its this year’s credit union annual art competition.
This year’s theme, ‘Imagine More’, is influenced by the creative role art plays in Irish society and encourages participants to unlock their imagination and look at how art inspires us and our communities. Despite the current challenges, art has kept people from all walks of life connected and this year’s theme encourages participants to express this connectivity on paper or canvass.
Art has always been a huge part of Irish life and the Credit Union art competition, now in its 37th year, is dedicated to supporting and developing the arts in Irish society. Promoting and encouraging involvement in the arts across communities is an important message we want to spread. Art plays a critical role in enriching the lives of all people and is central to sustaining and increasing connections. Entrants are urged to reflect on the crucial role that the arts play in Irish society and how they help bind communities.
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 a category for those with physical or intellectual challenges. Winners at local level will go on to a regional level, and regional winners will progress to the national awards ceremony in February 2021.
Winners, runners-up and merit award-winners at local level will go on to represent the credit union at regional level and from there, winning artworks will go forward to national level. National winners will receive cash-prizes at an award ceremony to be held in February 2021.
All entries must be submitted on either A3 (420 x 297mm) or A2 (597 x 420mm) size paper or board and must be in landscape shape.
EACH SCHOOL MUST ONLY CHOOSE ONE WINNER FROM EACH CATEGORY to represent their school at local level and ONLY SUBMIT THOSE WINNING ENTRIES TO THEIR LOCAL FIRST CHOICE CREDIT UNION BRANCH (Achill, Balla, Ballyhaunis or Castlebar), marked for the attention of the Youth and Education Committee.
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TO YOUR LOCAL FIRST CHOICE CREDIT UNION BRANCH (Achill, Balla, Ballyhaunis or Castlebar), marked for the attention of the Youth and Education Committee.
Closing date for submission of posters is Fri 23rd October 2020 at 4pm. You can post or drop your posters into the Youth and Education Committee, First Choice Credit Union at your local branch. All entries received after this date will NOT BE INCLUDED.
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