The 2021 Art Competition is here!

Following the success of last year’s theme for the Credit Union Art Competition, we are once again asking entrants to tap into their imagination. This year’s theme, “Imagine,” encourages people to explore their thoughts, hopes, and dreams and portray them on paper or canvass.

To quote Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Imagination is a powerful tool that helps people escape from reality. Imagination can also be the start of a brilliant idea that could change the world.

This year’s competition encourages participants to use their imagination to explore the amazing world which exists inside our thoughts. Using their imagination to escape from the everyday worries and stresses of life and to use art and imagination hand in hand to create a masterpiece, entrants to this year’s competition will all bring something exciting and creative to the competition. The Credit Union Art Competition, now in its 38th year, is dedicated to supporting and developing the arts in Irish society.

Art plays an important role in building community spirit and inspires everyone to the contribution that we can make to its development. Promoting and encouraging involvement in the arts across communities is an important message we want to spread. The competition is free to enter, and 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 an additional needs category. Winners at the local level will go on to a regional level, and regional winners will progress to the national awards ceremony in February 2022.

The closing date is the 5th of November 2021. Please note we cannot accept entries after this date.

Download the entry form below and attach it to the back of the artwork. Please take special note of the entry size, as entries received outside of these parameters will be excluded.

Terms and Conditions Apply. Winners will be notified by phone call.