Children’s art competition launched for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022


A new competition especially for children has been launched as part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people.

Children and young people are invited to create a piece of art inspired by your SENSE OF PLACE and let your imagination soar in this art competition for children and young people up to 18 (living in Laois). The sky is the limit and your artwork can be in any visual art medium such as, drawing, painting, Lego, sculpture, print, collage, digital photography, mixed media, graffiti, etc.

Age categories are: Under 6 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years, 12-14 years and  15-18 years.

Download entry details & terms of the competition at the Dunamaise Arts Centre website

Prize: The artworks will be adjudicated by a panel of professional artists nominated by Laois Arts Office and Dunamaise Arts Centre. Five winners will be selected in total and their artworks will be exhibited at Dunamaise Arts Centre café for Cruinniú na nÓg on 11th June 2022, and also available as a series of postcards. A launch event will be organised for the entrants and their families and friends (Date TBC).

Final Submission date for entries is midnight, Wednesday 25th May