Art Competition

IT Sligo 50th Anniversary – All Ireland Art Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students

To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of IT Sligo in 2020 and the launch of a new academic department Yeats Academy in Art, Design and Architecture, IT Sligo is launching an art competition for April and May 2020.  School children all around Ireland can enter. One entry per person. Participants must declare what age category they are in and all creations must be genuinely completed by the student.

Choose from one of three themes:

  1. A Famous Irish Person
  2. An Irish Animal
  3. A Place on the Wild Atlantic Way

Medium: Fine Art, Picture, Textile, Photography, collage, any medium is allowed as is the use of visual aids from photographs, newspaper cuttings etc

Age categories:

Category 1: 7 – 9yrs old

Category 2: 10 – 12yrs old

Category 3: 12 – 15yrs old

Category 4: 16 – 18yrs old

How to Enter:  Please take a clear picture of your artwork and attach it to an e-mail to before the 29 May 2020 and it is important you include the following information in the e-mail:

  • On which of the three Themes your art is based
  • Title of the piece
  • Your Name
  • Your Age
  • Name and address of Your School
  • Your Home Address
  • Your Parent/Guardian mobile number

Closing Date: 29th May 2020


There is a First and Second Prize for each of the four age categories

First Prize:

  • a €50 book voucher for the winning entry from each of the four age categories
  • plus a €200 voucher for Art materials for their school
  • plus your artwork will be professional framed and will hang in the reception of IT Sligo
  • plus your artwork will feature in the Annual Creative Showcase

Second Prize:

  • a €40 book voucher for the winning entry from each of the four age categories

Good Luck everyone!