SSE Renewables Art Competition

Welcome, the art competition theme is to portray:

WHAT A GREENER FUTURE MEANS TO YOU?

One of the key subjects in our world today is Renewable Energy and Climate Change. Young People are passionate about climate change and renewable energy. There is nothing more amazing than the imagination of young people and we would love to see this in your art. All budding Artists from local Clubs in Wicklow, Arklow and Courtown are invited to take part. This is a great opportunity to win some funds for your club!

Have fun and good luck!

We would like to thank our sponsors SSE Renewable Energy for their support with this competition for the local clubs.

Preparing Your Entry

Subject:
The art competition theme is to portray:

WHAT A GREENER FUTURE MEANS TO YOU?


Size of artwork:
Your entry should not be smaller than A4 (29.7cm x 21.0cm) and no larger than A3. Please submit your artwork in flat format only, it should not be rolled, folded, or framed. Consider delivery options before choosing your art size. Remember all entries must be posted to Wicklow Sailing Club.

Use of Materials:
You may use any type of paper, white, coloured, rough, or smooth. The work that you submit may be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, crayon, markers, pastel, watercolour, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour and collage. Alternatively, it may be a print created from a lino block, wood block or any other method, and your artwork may be submitted on canvas.

Originality:
Your work should be original and unaided. Please do not copy another person’s work. Any source imagery must be indicated at time of entry. Failure to properly reference any source imagery may result in disqualification.

Number of Entries:
You may submit up to one entry per individual, and each entry must have its own completed application form securely attached to it. Only individual entries will be accepted.


Your parent, guardian must sign and date the Application Form (under 18 years of age) and it must be securely attached to your artwork. This requirement is in place for data protection compliance reasons.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE RELEVANT APPLICATION FORM BEING FULLY COMPLETED, IT WILL NOT PROGRESS TO THE PRELIMINARY JUDGING STAGE OF THE COMPETITION.

The Closing Date
The closing date for receipt of entries to the competition is 17th December 2021

COMPETITION INFORMATION AND RULES


Open to all young people who are members of a club in Wicklow Town, Arklow or Courtown. Terms and conditions apply.

  1. To enter, you must be under 19 years of age by 17th December, and you must be part of a club in Wicklow Town, Arklow, Courtown. Your age for entry to the Competition is as of 17th December.
  2. Your entry should not be smaller than A4 (29.7cm x 21.0cm) and no larger than A3.
  3. All entries must be submitted flat and unmounted.
  4. The jury’s decision is final.
  5. All entries must be clearly labelled on the back of the art and include Child’s name: Parents name: Name of Club: Age: Date of Birth: Email address: Phone number: Parent Guardian Signature (under 18 years of age): Date:
  6. Unlabelled entries CANNOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE COMPETITION
  7. Competition deadline is 17th December 2021, entries received after this date cannot be considered. No entries will be opened until 24 hours after the closing date.
  8. All entries must be posted to: WICKLOW SAILING CLUB, SOUTH QUAY, WICKLOW, A67 WV82
  9. Entries cannot be returned from Wicklow Sailing Club. Please take a copy of the entry for your own safe keeping.
  10. By entering the competition, you agree to the image, with name, club and town being used in social media and print media at the discretion of the organisers to promote the competition and the fundraiser. This would only be in relation to this competition/exhibition and no personal contact details will be used.
  11. This competition is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  12. This is a combined entry competition organised by Wicklow Sailing Club and supported by SSE Renewables.
  13. Follow Wicklow Sailing Club Facebook page to see updates and keep informed about all competition details.

The following details MUST be on the back of each entry:

  • Child’s name:
  • Parents name:
  • Name of Club:
  • Age:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number:
  • Parent Guardian Signature (under 18 years of age):
  • Date:

Entry Categories and Prize Fund

In addition to winning funds for your club each of the winning artists will receive a gift voucher.

Cat 1: 14 – 19 year old

Club Prize Fund

  • 1st place – €200
  • 2nd Place – €150
  • 3rd Place – €50

Cat 2: 9 – 14 year old

Club Prize Fund

  • 1st place – €200
  • 2nd Place – €150
  • 3rd Place – €50

Cat 3: Under 8 years of age

Club Prize Fund

  • 1st place – €200
  • 2nd Place – €150
  • 3rd Place – €50