Carrickmacross Credit Union is urging its local community to take the ‘walk of life’ for its annual art competition. Entrants are being invited to think about how society and communities change, grow and develop for the better.
Entrants will have free reign to express their thoughts, opinions, visions and hopes on this theme. Winners at local level will go on to a regional level, and regional winners will progress to the national awards ceremony in February 2020.
This is the first year Carrickmacross Credit Union are participating in the the hugely popular, national art competition, now in its 36th year. Each year almost 30,000 people enter the competition through more than 200 participating credit unions. The competition has no age limits and is open to children aged seven years and under right through to 18 years and over. There is also a category for those with physical or intellectual difficulties.
The annual competition is part of the Irish League of Credit Unions’ (ILCU) commitment to supporting the artistic development of both young and old in communities throughout Ireland. Producing and creating art can have many benefits for adults, such as reducing stress and aiding the development of creative problem-solving skills. For children, painting and creating art can nurture fine-motor skills and neural development, while allowing them to express their emotions.
Entry forms are available from Carrickmacross Credit Union. The closing date to submit finished entries is 25th October. We look forward to seeing the creative side of our Community.