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The Credit Union Art Competition is one of the most successful annual promotions undertaken by the Credit Union Movement.

The competition is about encouraging and rewarding self expression, creativity and imagination among young artists throughout Ireland.

Competition entrants are free to express their creativity using a wide variety of media.

The competition requires entrants to draw or paint posters on the theme using pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markets, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage.

There are two categories – General and Special – with five age groups in each:

  • 7 years and under, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, 14-17 years, 18 years and over (and a further Group section in the SPECIAL category).
  • The Special Category encourages participants with a physical or intellectual disability to submit entries in free expression without the restriction of the competition’s official theme, if they so wish.

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