Art Competition 2019 ‘WALK OF LIFE’

Art Competition 2019

This hugely popular, national art competition is now in its 36th year. Each year almost 30,000 people enter the competition through more than 200 participating credit unions. Here in Roscommon Credit Union Limited we receive more than 800 entries yearly comprising of local primary, secondary school and individual entries across all age categories and abilities.

“There is an enormous amount of artistic talent in Roscommon, and we are happy this annual competition affords our local community the opportunity to shine, each year we are truly amazed by the local talent, both young and old”, says Bernie Moran, CEO of Roscommon Credit Union Ltd.

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. This year’s theme was ‘The Walk of Life’ and built on last year’s theme of ‘The Force of Nature.’

This encouraged participants to draw inspiration from the challenges facing the environment and our planet. Entrants this year were invited to think about how society and communities change, grow and develop for the better. Participants were encouraged to draw inspiration from the positive changes they might have witnessed in their own local communities, or in wider society.

‘The standard was exceptionally high again this year, with entrants fully embracing the theme ‘Walk of Life’ commented Albert Siggins, Art Competition judge.


We are pleased to announce our 2019 winners are;



7 & Under

1st          Daniel O’Connor                              KILTEEVAN N.S

2nd        Angel Mary Shija                             ST. COMAN’S WOOD

3rd         Ameila Walsh                                   ST MARY’S N.S. STROKESTOWN


8-10 Years

1st          Liam Connolly                                 KILTEEVAN N.S.

2nd        Harry Waldron                                  SCOIL BHRIDE N.S.

3rd         Leah O’Connor                                  ST MARY’S N.S. KNOCKCROGHERY


11-13 Years

1st          Anna Regan                                     ATHLEAGUE N.S.

2nd        Siobhan Beattie                               ST. COMAN’S WOOD

3rd         Bronagh Donoghue                         CONVENT OF MERCY


14-17 Years

1st          Sarah Hand                                         CONVENT OF MERCY

2nd        Cian Revins                                        CBS

3rd         Katie Nugent                                     ROSCOMMON COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Special Category

1st          Craig Counihan                              CBS, ROSCOMMON

2nd        Olivia McLoughlin                           ST. COMAN’S WOOD

3rd         Sarah Arruda Mendonca               ST MARY’S N.S. KNOCKCROGHERY


18 & Over

1st          Michelle Brennan                           KNOCKCROGHERY

2nd        Lynda Lane                                         ROSCOMMON

3rd         Fiona Nugent                                    ROSCOMMON

Winners, runners-up and merit award-winners at local level progressed to represent Roscommon Credit Union Ltd at regional level earlier this month, with two winning artworks selected, Michelle Brennan, in the 18+ age category and Craig Counihan, in the special category going forward to the National Art Competition Final in Dublin. Winners at the National final will be presented with their awards in February 2020.

Local winners were honoured at a prize-giving ceremony in the Roscommon branch office of Roscommon Credit Union Ltd, on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. Winner’s received prizes in recognition of their success, with their artwork displayed on the day for all to enjoy. Winners, teachers, family and friends also enjoyed festive treats!

Roscommon Credit Union Limited would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, teachers and school principles for encouraging the children to participate in our annual Art Competition.

A selection of the winning artwork from 2019, theme ‘Walk of Life’

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