Closing date for entries 1st May 2022

This is Art! is an exciting new online art competition created in partnership between RTÉ and the Creative Ireland Programme, aimed at young people on the island of Ireland.

This is Art! is inviting young artists aged under 18 to create a piece of art, individually or in groups, which will be showcased at an online gallery. The competition is promoting artistic practice among young people by encouraging creativity, originality and self-expression. Entries can be uploaded to 

The competition is open to young people of all abilities and across various art disiplines including painting, photography and sculpture in 5 categories: Age 7 and under, 9-11, 12-15, 16-18 and Group category. The artworks will be judged by a panel of judges consisting of artists Joe Caslin, Fatti Burke and Leanne McDonagh, Sarah McAuliffe (National Gallery of Ireland) and Tadhg Crowley (Glucksman Museum) and will then be displayed in a colourful art gallery on

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Open for entries 1st April 2022

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘This Is Extraodinary’.

Disciplines: drawing, digital art, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and street art.

Categories: 7 and under, 8-11, 12-15, 16-18 and group.

There will be a prize fund of more than €10,000 that will be awarded across the different categories for further education and art related vouchers.

Winners will be announced on the 11th of June 2022 on Cruinniú na nÓG.



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