Schools Art Competition

Schools Art Competition WinnersSome of Ireland’s most talented young artists travelled to the Central Bank on Tuesday, 22 May to attend a prize-giving ceremony for the winners of our Schools Art Competition.

The competition called on students to take inspiration from people or events from the past 75 years and design a coin to commemorate the Central Bank’s 75th anniversary.

The competition drew a phenomenal response with over 500 entries received in four separate categories across primary and post-primary schools.

Both national and regional winners were presented with their prizes by Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank and Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor, Central Banking.

A design by Roisin Ní Chlochartaigh & Nora Bairéád from Scoil Cholmáin, Carna, Co. Galway was named National Winner in the Primary School category.

The judges said they were struck by the delicate nature, yet powerful message of their design, which included a dove to symbolise peace in Northern Ireland.

National Winner - Primary

The National Winner in the Post-Primary School category was Sarah Murphy from Coláiste an Chraoibhín, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

The judges said Sarah’s design cleverly embodied many core themes of Irish society over the past 75 years including our natural environment, Irish literature and developments in equality in Irish society.

National Winner - Post Primary

Speaking at the event, Deputy Governor Donnery said she was delighted to get the opportunity to personally meet the competition winners and praised the artistic talents of all the entrants.

She said: “We had an excellent response from primary and secondary school students to our coin design competition, with hundreds of individual entries received from across Ireland. Throughout the judging process it was evident that students were clearly inspired by a wide range of events from across the last 75 years, with creativity and talent on display across the designs all the way from junior infants to Leaving Certificate students.”

National winners

Primary

Post Primary

 

Roisin Ni Chlochartaigh and Nora Bairéad

Scoil Cholmáin, Muigh-Inis, Carna, Co.Galway

 

Sarah Murphy

Coláiste an Chráoibhín, Fermoy, Co.Cork.


National Runners Up

Primary

Post Primary

Charlie Olwell

Scoil Naomh Barra, Wilinstown, Navan, Co. Meath

Sophie Cronin

St Joseph’s Secondary School Tulla, Co. Clare


Regional Winners

 

Region

Primary
Infants to 2nd Class

Primary
3rd to 6th Class

Post Primary
1st Year – 3rd Year

Post Primary
4th Year – 6th Year

 

Connaught/Ulster

Lorcan Stephenson

 

St Mary’s BNS, St Mary’s Hill, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan

Roisin Ni Chlochartaigh and Nora Bairéad

 

Scoil Cholmáin, Muigh-Inis (Mweenish Island), Carna, Co. Galway

Robert Treacy

 

St Brigids College, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Lauren McKenna

 

St Louis Secondary School, Glen Road, Monaghan Town

Dublin

Lilyrose Moore Whalch

 

Scoil Mhuire
Shankhill

Vasilisa Ostrikova

 

John Scottus National School

Lea Stewart

 

St Tieran’s Community School, Parkvale, Sandyford

Jordan Mcquillan

 

Balbriggan Community College

 

Leinster (excluding Dublin)

 Charlie Olwell

 

Scoil Naomh Barra, Wilinstown, Navan, Co. Meath

Aoife Malewka

 

Scoil Mhuire, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Elizabeth Wallace

 

Coláiste Lú, Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Katarina Sidorova

 

St. Louis, Dundalk, Co. Louth

 

Munster

Kate Ni Cheilleachair

 

Scoil an Ghleanna, Co. Chiarrai

JJ Byrne

 

Newtown Upper NS

Sophie Cronin

 

St Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla

Sarah Murphy

 

Coláiste an Chráoibhín, Fermoy, Co.Cork.

Special Mention:

Elizabeth Wallace
Coláiste Lú, Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Prizes

  • Regional winners receive €100 voucher each.
  • National runners-up receive €250 voucher each.
  • National winners receive a €500 voucher. They will also have their winning design printed in 3D and displayed in the Central Bank Visitor Centre during 2018, following which the winning schools will take ownership of this display.

If you have any questions in relation to the Art Competition artcompetition@centralbank.ie
We wish to sincerely thank all entrants and look forward to running similar events in the near future.
Stay in touch by visiting our Visitor Centre or visitorcentre@centralbank.ie

See also: Central Bank School Art Competition - Full Terms and Conditions | pdf 221 KB