School Art Competition – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

art competition pdf final -page-001We are a local voluntary group dedicated to preserving and developing the wonderful amenity that is Irelands Royal Canal.

We are having our annual FUN DAY on Sunday 29 May 2016 at Thomastown Harbour by the Royal Canal.

Linked into this event is an ART COMPETITION for aspiring artists of primary school age from our 6 local primary schools.

  • The Downs N.S.
  • Coralstown N.S
  • Edmonton N.S
  • Kinnegad N.S.
  • Raharney N.S
  • Rathwire N.S.

The theme of this ART COMPETITION is “Wild about the canal”.

All awarded work will be displayed at the FUN DAY on 29 May.

Judges will be looking for artwork that somehow captures the natural beauty present in the Canal and its environment.This could take the form of a landscape or waterscape, details from the plant life on and around the canal,animal,fish,or bird portraits or action shots of life in the water. It’s up to the young artist creating the piece how they decide to interpret the theme.

A variety of media can be used. Pieces can be traditionally drawn and painted or coloured. Pupils may use collage, mixed media,…. whatever they feel suits their idea of what is naturally beautiful about our canal.

Further details are given below ‘ART COMPETITION RULES

Details of our Family Fun Day can be found HERE

Closing Date extended to Friday 20th May TIME IS RUNNING OUT


The work from all of the schools will be judged together.

There are four separate categories.
1) Junior and Senior infants
2) First and Second class
3) Third and fourth class
4) Fifth and Sixth class.

Prizes will be awarded to first and second place in each category. And one overall winner

There will also be a number of Highly Commended certificates awarded to those entries from each school that the judges deemed to be of a very high quality.

Maximum size of any entry is A3

Each Piece needs to be identified as follows:
On the front put the title of the piece and the name of the artist.
On the back put the Artists name, School Name and Class.

Two well qualified, independent artists will select the Winners and “Highly Commended” pieces. Their decision is final.

All work may be collected by the owners after 6pm on the FUN DAY.

All work must be ready for collection on Friday 20th May.

All prize winners and highly commended work will be announced and displayed at the FUN DAY on Sunday 29th May.

We hope that you will enjoy participating in our Competition and look forward to seeing you at our FUN DAY.