It's your last chance to enter This Is Art!, the amazing online art competition for young people! The closing date is today Sunday, 31 January at 8pm!!

RTÉ and our friends at the Creative Ireland Programme have teamed up to create a celebration of visual art with an exciting new online art competition. The theme is 'This is Now' and it can be explored in any way.

This is Art! invites young artists on the island of Ireland, aged 18 and under, individually or in groups, to create a piece of visual art that will be showcased in an online art gallery for generations to come. 

So, whether you paint, draw, sculpt, craft or even spray we want to see it! All your work will be included in the digital gallery and considered for the This Is Art! 2021 Grand Prix Award.

To get you inspired you can see some amazing stories here from children who live for art and meet the judges who will have the nearly impossible job of picking the winners here: This Is Art! The Stories

Find out how to enter here...

There are five categories:

  • Age 7 and under
  • Age 8 – 11
  • Age 12 – 15
  • Age 16 - 18
  • Group category

To enter as an individual or a group, just get creative by making an original piece of visual art and uploading a photo of it online. The artwork will then be entered into the competition and reviewed by an independent panel of judges.

AND let's not forget the prizes...

  • Grand Prix Award: Five young artists, one in each category, will be chosen to receive the inaugural This Is Art! Grand Prix Award; a specially commissioned sculpture by visual artist Vera Klute RHA.
  • Commendations: 30 works across all categories will receive Commendation Certificates along with prize vouchers for art materials and a professional review of their work.
  • Group Bursaries: Three Group Bursaries, valued at €2,000 per group, will be awarded through which professional artists will facilitate an art experience for your school or group.
  • Other: Prizes of bursaries towards short courses in NCAD and Crawford College of Art & Design, vouchers for art materials and vouchers for digital equipment will also be awarded.

The closing date is Sunday, 31 January so get creative now!

ALL the details are HERE

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