Thurles Credit Union launches 2013 art competition

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

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

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 is inviting anybody with an interest in art to enter the 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 at local level go on to represent the credit union at regional level and if successful, 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.

Michael Harty from Thurles Credit Union said “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 old throughout our community, so let’s go and get creative! Thurles Credit Union are delighted that a large number of our representatives have gone to success at the regional and national levels in recent years.”