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Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced on 11th of June.

Thank you to all who entered!


This is Extraordinary!

The theme of this year’s competition is This Is Extraordinary! You may respond to this theme in any way you like.
Our judge Aideen Barry gives advice on how you can think about the theme and writing your artist’s statement.

What you can enter

As long as you can capture a good still image or digital version of your artwork, you are free to use any medium, material or format.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to young people of all abilities, aged 18 and under, residing on the island of Ireland and is inclusive of all visual art disciplines. The age categories are as follows…

7 & Under






Winners will be announced during Cruinniú na nÓg on the 11th June 2022. Selected works will be displayed on local authority billboards across the country and on social media.

One artist in each category will receive the This Is Art! Grand Prix Award; a specially commissioned ceramic trophy handmade by ceramicist and visual artist Shane Keeling, presenter of the RTÉ series This Is Art Club!

Selected artists across all categories will receive hand-printed Certificates of Commendation along with a judge’s review of their work.

There will be a prize fund of more than €10,000
 to be awarded across the different categories for further education and art-related vouchers.


Winners announced on

Cruinniú na nÓg

11 June 2022