The competition is open to children across the island of Ireland. There are four age categories 6 – 7 years old, 8 – 9 years old, 10 – 11 years old and 12 to 14 years old.
We want to honour both the artist and the superhero who inspired the artist. Participants must complete their artwork in A4 or A3 size and submit it with a short 200 word description outlining why their artwork highlights their particular hero and what makes them so special.
There will be prizes for the top 3 entries in each age category to the value of €100 for 1st place, €70 for 2nd and €50 for 3rd place.
The heroes will also receive prizes as a token of the appreciation of an entire nation.
The competition is open from: Wednesday April 8th – Wednesday June 3rd 2020
Judging will take place from: Thursday June 4th 2020 – Monday August 3rd 2020
Announcement of finalists: Tuesday August 18th
Date of Exhibition and Awards: 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.
Preparing Your Entry:
We want you to create your masterpiece based around who the superhero in your life has been during the current pandemic?
Here are some ideas to get your creatives juices flowing:
- Maybe it’s your Mam or Dad who is a nurse or doctor on the frontline
- Perhaps it’s your Gran or Grandad who are sticking out this social distancing like a trooper
- Maybe it’s your Aunt or Uncle who are out delivering hot meals to the homeless, checking in on elderly neighbours or serving people in the pharmacy
- Could it be your brother or sister who helped to keep you entertained throughout the lockdown?
- Perhaps it could be your neighbour who is working round the clock as a paramedic or your cousin who is delivering all the goods to our shops
Size of artwork:
Your entry should not be smaller than A4 (29.7cm x 21.0cm) or bigger than A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm). Please create your artwork in flat format only, it should not be rolled, folded or framed.
Use of Materials
You may use any type of paper, white, coloured, rough or smooth. The work that you submit may be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, crayon, pastel, watercolour, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour and collage.
Your work should be original and unaided.
Submit your masterpiece via our website link: The competition is now closed for submissions
(Please note that by submitting your entry you are giving your permission for your entry to be shared on our social media platforms).
Also please save your original work as we will display a selection of entries at the final awards ceremony so we may ask you to post to us later.
Please submit a good quality photo of your artwork accompanied with a short piece (no more than 200 words) outlining why your artwork highlights this particular hero in your life and what makes them so special.
*Please do not allow your child to put their name on the front of their artwork as we want to keep the judging as fair as possible*
Why not share your entry on our social media pages for the world to admire and you can also share a 30 second video on why you chose this person as your superhero and why! Please note sharing on social media does not constitute as an entry, entries must be submitted via the website as outlined above.