Children’s Art Competition

Children’s Art Competition 2021

Kindly Sponsored By

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St. Grellan’s Council
(Ballinasloe & District)
Knights of St. Columbanus

2021 RESULTS

Category A
1st:  Isobel Dermody, Cooloo NS, Moylough.
2nd:  Kate O’Sullivan, Killimor NS, Killimor.
3rd:  Conor O’Cleirigh, Scoil Ui Cheithearnaigh, Ballinasloe.

Ciara O’Sullivan (Kate’s mother), Sean Kelly (St. Grellan’s (Ballinasloe & District) Council of the Knights of St. Columbanus), Kate O’Sullivan (2nd Prize Winner, CREIDEAMH Children’s Art Competition 2021, sponsored by Veritas & St. Grellan’s Council) Aisling Thornton (Principal, Killimor NS), Fr. Ciaran Kitching PP and Justin Harkin (St. Grellan’s Council & CREIDEAMH Network) celebrating Kate’s success at Killimor NS.
Padraic Kilduff (St. Grellan’s (Ballinasloe & District) Council of the Knights of St. Columbanus & CREIDEAMH Network), Conor O’Cleirigh  (3rd Prize Winner, CREIDEAMH Children’s Art Competition 2021, sponsored by Veritas & St. Grellan’s Council) Ruairi O’hAnnluain, Príomhoide, Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh, Ballinasloe and John Coughan (St. Grellan’s Council & CREIDEAMH Network) celebrating Conor’s success at Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh.

Category B
Joint 1st:  Patrick Stokes & Brian Óg McGarvey, Tisrara NS, Ballyforan-Dysart-Tisrara.

Congratulations to the winners, their teachers, school communities, parents and families. Condolences to all who experienced disappointment on not winning on this occasion.

Competition Details

Introduction

The competition is open to all children (3rd to 5th Class) attending a primary school in the greater Ballinasloe area (see list of parishes below).

Choice of Subjects

  1. Jesus told his friends a story that we call ‘The Prodigal Son’. You will find it in St. Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 15. Draw and colour in a picture of the father of the prodigal son welcoming his son home.

  2. Jesus taught his friends to “always treat others as you would like them to treat you” (Matthew 7:12). Draw a picture of yourself treating someone as you would like them to treat you.

  3. Easter is a time when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with Easter Eggs and holidays from school. Imagine that Jesus came to your home to celebrate Easter with you. Draw and colour in a picture that shows you celebrating Easter with Jesus. You may include your family and friends if you wish.

Categories

The competition is divided into two categories:
* Category A – Children in 3rd  to 5th Class
* Category B – Children with Additional Educational Needs, 3rd to 5th Class

Prizes (for each category)

First Prize:   

An Art Hamper (Paints, Colouring Markers, Stetch Pad, Pens, Pencils etc.) to the value of €50.00  and a €25 voucher for  the children’s section of Veritas’ Online Religious Giftware  & Bookstore.

Second Prize:

An Art Hamper (Paints, Colouring Markers, Stetch Pad, Pens, Pencils etc.) to the value of €40.00  and a €20 voucher for the children’s section of Veritas’ Online Religious Giftware & Bookstore

Third Prize:

An Art Hamper (Paints, Colouring Markers, Stetch Pad, Pens, Pencils etc.) to the value of €30.00  and a €20 voucher for the children’s section of Veritas’ Online Religious Giftware & Bookstore

School Prizes

First, Second and Third Prize Winners in both categories will also win a €20 voucher for  the children’s section (excluding Grow in Love resources) of Veritas Online Bookstore (www.veritasbooksonline.com)  for their school library.

Closing Date for Entries

Friday 7th May 2021

Entry Form (click the icon to access)

Terms and Conditions

1. The closing date for entries is Friday 7th May 2021. Entries received after this date will not be submitted to the judges.

2. The judges are seeking the child’s interpretation, mindful of the person of and mission of Jesus.

3. This competition is reserved to children living or attending school in the greater Ballinasloe area.  This is defined as the territory comprising the Roman Catholic parishes  of:

Abbey-Duniry
Abbeyknockmoy-Monivea
Ahascragh-Caltra
Aughrim-Kilconnell
Ballinasloe-Creagh,
Ballyforan-Dysart-Tisrara
Ballygar-Tohergar-Newbridge
Ballymacward-Gurteen
Cappatagle-Kilrickle
Clonfert-Eyrecourt-Meelick
Clontuskert
Fohenagh-Killure
Lawrencetown-Kiltormer
Killimor-Tiranascragh
Moore-Clonfad
Mountbellew-Moylough
Mullagh-Killoran
Shannonbridge-Clonmacnois
Taughmaconnell.

4.  Children of all Christian denominations, other world faiths and of families who do not hold a religious world view are welcome to enter.

5.  Child’s name, class and school must be clearly printed on the entry form provided (see above).   Art work with incomplete entry forms will not be considered.

6. All entries must be submitted on either an A3 or A4 page (420 x 297mm). (Portrait or landscape is acceptable)

7. All art work must be certified by a teacher/SNA/facilitator or parent/guardian as being the unaided and original work of the entrant.

8. The art work can be painted or drawn, in pencil, charcoal, pen, ink, felt-tip marker, crayon, pastel, water colour, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage. Prints done from a lino block, wood block or any other method will also be accepted. No computer aided design (CAD) may be entered.

9. It should be noted that once artwork is submitted it becomes the property of  St. Grellan’s (Ballinasloe & District) Council of the Knights of St. Columbanus (competition sponsors).  The art  may be presented in various formats by St. Grellan’s Council and will not be returned by St. Grellan’s Council, except at its sole discretion.

10. All entries are accepted as original works.   The competition organisers or sponsors are not responsible for any breach of copyright.  Each child may only submit one entry.

11. Please hand deliver (normal business hours) or post entries to one of the following:
       
CREIDEAMH Children’s Art Competition,
c/o Hubert Dolan Electrical,
 Dunlo St.,
 Ballinasloe.
Co. Galway.
H53 VX78

CREIDEAMH Children’s Art Competition,
c/o St. Cuan’s College,
Castleblakey,
Co. Galway.

CREIDEAMH Children’s Art Competition,
Holy Rosary College,
Mountbellew,
Co. Galway.

Entries must be placed in an envelope (individual or shared).

12.   The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

13. Prizes will be presented to children in their schools the week beginning Monday 24th May 2021, public health restrictions permitting.

PowerPoint Presentation

Click below to access a short PowerPoint presentation to assist you introduce this competition to 3rd, 4th and 5th Class pupils.

Our thanks to the TY Students of St. Cuan’s College Castleblakney and Holy Rosary College Mountbellew who prepared this resource and who are assisting with many aspects of this competition as part of their engagement in the CREIDEAMH Humanitarian Award 2021 Initiative (www.creideamh.ie/awards).

Further Enquiries

Please contact John Weldon, Creideamh Children’s Art Competition Liaison Person @ 087 9068032 / admin@creideamh.ie

2020 Winners

Mr Thomas Murray, Principal, Fr. Francis Beirne PP, Chairperson of The Board of Management, Ms Finlan, 4th Class Teacher and Mr. John Weldon, CREIDEAMH Faith & Friendship Initiaitlve, Greater Ballinasloe Area with puplis of Ballyforan NS following their success in the CREIDEAMH 2020 Children’s Art Competition.
Fr. Tensin Perera, Caltra, Ms Gabrielle Boner, Principal, Killasolan NS, and Mr John Weldon, CREIDEAMH Faith & Friendship Initiaitlve, Greater Ballinasloe Area, with puplis of Killasolan NS, Caltra, Ballinasloe, following their success in the CREIDEAMH 2020 Children’s Art Competition.

First Prize: 
Mia Kelly,
Ballyforan NS,
Ballyforan-Dysart-Tisrara parish

Second Prize: 
Carly Higgins,
Killasolan NS,
Ahascragh-Caltra parish.

Third Prize: 
Laoise Fines,
Ballyforan NS,
Ballyforan-Dysart-Tisrara parish.

Fourth Prize: 
Alison Lawlor,
Killasolan NS,
Ahascragh-Caltra parish

Launch Photo 2020

Fr. John Garvey PP, Friends of CREIDEAMH.IE and some 3rd, 4th and 5th Class children of Ballinasloe-Creagh parish following the launch. Our thanks to parents and teachers for facilitating the participation of the children.

Updated: 13th March 2021