Judges & Awards night

Meet the Judges:

Mike Fitzpatrick, Dean of Limerick School of Art & Design

Mike has kindly agreed to Chair our judging committee. As well as his role as Dean of Limerick School of Art and Design Mike is also on the board of Visual Artists Ireland and is the Chair of the EVA International art exhibition

Roisin Upton, Irish Field Hockey International

Roisin is best known for playing a starring role in Ireland’s journey to the Women’s Hockey World Cup final in 2018. The Irish women’s hockey team history made history again in 2019, being the first female team to have qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo. We look forward to raising the roof when the Irish womens hockey team hit Tokyo in the Summer of 2021.

Roisin was also crowned Limerick Person of the Year 2019 and is certainly a role model for all children to look up to.

Declan Hannon, All-Ireland winning Limerick Hurling Captain

Declan was appointed captain of the Limerick senior hurling team for the 2018 season and led Limerick to their first All-Ireland title in 45 years. Declan was named on The Sunday Game Team of the Year and ended the season by winning an All-Star Award.

He is held in very high regard among young and old both in Limerick and across Ireland. When asked what he was looking forward to the most about the competition Declan said “I’m excited to see some great drawings and read about your heroes. Best of luck to all involved”.

Louise Cantillon, Radio Presenter @ Spin South West

Louise is well known from her background in Media and her grá for the cupla focal. Louise presented SPIN South West’s weekend bilingual show, Pop Raidio before moving to Spin Hits with Louise.

During her radio career to date, she has been nominated for three Radio Awards, the future is certainly bright for this Media star!

Louise had this to say when she joined the competition “I am excited to see all of the entries and read all of your good news stories. We’ve all noticed hero’s in our lives over the last few weeks and it’s so important to champion them! Best of luck to everyone.”

Exhibition and Awards night:

The awards will now be held via an online event. All entries have been posted on our Facebook page which will serve as a permanent online exhibition of all the artwork our young artists drew or painted to honour their heroes.