Thurles Credit Union – Gotta Lotta Colour

All budding local artists are invited to get to work and submit their entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition which has just been launched by Thurles Credit Union Ltd, illustrating this year’s theme “Gotta Lotta Colour.”


Our pictures above show winners from last year’s competition (set centre) together with just some winning posters, courtesy of four competitors: namely Tommy O’Sullivan, Joseph Bourke, Rocel Flores and Niamh O’Sullivan.

Now in its 30th year, the competition attracts up to 50,000 entries through 300 credit unions nationwide and caters for all ages, with categories ranging from under 7 to over 18 years. There is also a Special Category for those with physical or intellectual disabilities.

Thurles Credit Union here in Co Tipperary are inviting anybody with an interest in art to enter this local competition. Entry forms have been distributed to all local primary and secondary schools. Closing date for entry is Friday 1st November 2013.

Winners, runners up and merit award winners here at local level will go on to represent the credit union at regional level and if successful, then at national level. Local winners will receive their prizes at a local prize giving ceremony and their artwork will be displayed as part of an art exhibition in Thurles Credit Union.

Speaking at the Thurles launch Mr Michael Harty (Marketing Officer Thurles Credit Union) stated;  “Following on from the great success of last year’s competition we want to encourage and reward self expression, creativity and imagination amongst all artists young and older, throughout our community, so let’s go and get creative.  Thurles Credit Union are proud and delighted that a large number of our local representatives have gone to success both at regional and national levels in recent years.

So request your entry form from your Art Teacher or your busy School Principal and get busy straight away, keeping strongly to the chosen theme “Gotta Lotta Colour.”


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