Children’s Art Competition

Children’s Art Competition 2022

Kindly Sponsored By

Roscommon & Gort

&

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

Competition Results 2022

1st
Patrick Stokes
Tisrara NS
Ballyforan-Tisrara-Dysart Parish

2nd
Nathan Doyle
Ballintleva NS
Ballyforan-Tisrara-Dysart Parish

3rd
Brian Óg McGarvey   
Tisrara NS
Ballyforan-Tisrara-Dysart Parish

General

1st
Jonah Finneran,
Ballintleva NS
Ballyforan-Tisrara-Dysart Parish

2nd
Eoin Tully
Ballintleva NS
Ballyforan-Tisrara-Dysart Parish

3rd
Aaron Delaney
Ballintleva NS
Ballyforan-Tisrara-Dysart Parish

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Staff members of Tisrara NS taking a moment with Fr. Francis Beirne PP & Chairperson, Board of Management, and Mr. Larry Tieran, Principal, taking a moment to celebrate with winning students Patrick and Brian Og. Also present, Mr. John Weldon (CREIDEAMH Network).
Winning students of Ballintevla NS, Nathan, Jonah, Eoin and Aaron, taking a moment to celebrate with school principal, Ms Mary Healy O’Brien, Mr. John Weldon (CREIDEAMH Network) and Fr. Francis Beirne PP, & Chairperson, Board of Management.

Competition Details

Introduction

The competition is open to all children (3rd to 6th Class) attending a primary school in the greater Ballinasloe area (see list of parishes below).

Choice of Subjects (4)

  1. After Jesus rose from the dead he cooked a special breakfast for some of his disciples. You can read about it in Chapter 21, verses 1 to 13 of St. John’s Gospel.  Draw a picture of Jesus serving his disciples.
  2. Many Christians believe that one of the first persons Jesus visited after the Resurrection was his mother, Mary.  Draw a picture of Jesus visiting Mary.  You may include a word bubble sharing the words you think Mary may have said to Jesus.
  3. In the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 3, verses 1 to 10) there is a wonderful story about how Peter healed a man who was lame in the name of Jesus.  Draw a picture of the family celebration the man would have had to celebrate his healing. Include a word bubble sharing what you think the man would have said to his family and friends.
  4. In Chapter 10, verse 11  of St. John’s Gospel Jesus says “I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep”.  He proved he was a good shepherd by dying to save us from sin and death.  Jesus knows  and loves us.  Draw a picture of Jesus showing his love for you.

Categories

The competition is divided into two categories:
* Category A – Children in 3rd  to 6th Class
* Category B – Children with Additional Educational Needs, 3rd to 6th 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 copy of The Catholic Children’s Bible (St. Mary’s Press edition).

Second Prize:

An Art Hamper (Paints, Colouring Markers, Stetch Pad, Pens, Pencils etc.) to the value of €40.00  and a copy of The Catholic Children’s Bible (St. Mary’s Press edition).

Third Prize:

An Art Hamper (Paints, Colouring Markers, Stetch Pad, Pens, Pencils etc.) to the value of €30.00  and a copy of The Catholic Children’s Bible (St. Mary’s Press edition).

School Prizes

First, Second and Third Prize Winners in both categories will also win a copy of The Catholic Children’s Bible (St. Mary’s Press edition) for their classroom.

Closing Date for Entries

Tuesday 24th May 2022.

Entry Form (click the icon to access)

Terms and Conditions

1. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 24th May 2022. 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
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
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,
Castleblakney.
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
H53 AN80


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. A Prize-giving ceremony will be arranged the week beginning Monday 13th June 2022, public health restrictions permitting.

PowerPoint Presentation

Click below to access a short PowerPoint presentation to assist you introduce this competition to 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class pupils.

Further Enquiries

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

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.

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: 20th April 2022