N.B. Entries must be submitted to the local credit union only – no entries will be accepted directly at chapter or national level. For an entry form please contact your local credit union.

1. The competition has two categories – General & Special – with the following age groups in each category:

  • 7 years and under
  • 8-10 years inclusive
  • 11-13 years inclusive
  • 14-17 years inclusive
  • 18 years and over

Ages as at 31st December 2017. Proof of date of birth may be requested by the credit union.

2. Entries to the Special Category are invited from children and adults with special needs. Entrants must clearly tick on the entry form if they wish to be considered for this category. Entrants in this category are not required to use the theme.

3. The text of the theme does not have to be illustrated on your artwork. We are looking for your interpretation of the theme through your art.

4. All group entries will be judged together – no age categories apply. One entry form suffices.

5. Name, address, age, date of birth and school/other details (where applicable) must be clearly printed on the entry form and then attached to the back of the poster. Any entries bearing incomplete entry forms will not be considered.

6. All entry forms and posters must be certified by teacher/facilitator/parent/guardian (under 18, General Category and Special Category), or by the entrant (over 18) as being an unaided and original work of the competitor.

7. All entries must be submitted on A3 (420 x 297mm) or A2 (594 x 420mm).
Entries must be Landscape
(Portrait shaped entries will be disqualified from adjudication).

8. The entry can be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markers, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage. Prints done from a lino block, wood block or any other method may also be submitted. No computer aided design (CAD) may be entered.

9. The competition is organised into three stages with the winner in each category being forwarded to the next stage, these being:

  • Stage 1 – Credit Union Level
  • Stage 2 – Chapter Level
  • Stage 3 – National Level

Entries must be submitted to the local credit union only – no entries will be accepted directly at chapter or national level.

10. It should be noted that once artwork is received by a credit union or at the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU), they become the property of the credit union or the ILCU and may be reproduced at the ILCU’s discretion and may only be returned at the discretion of the credit union or ILCU. All entries are accepted as original works and the credit union or ILCU is not responsible for any breach of copyright.

11. Entrants may enter the competition only once.

12. The ILCU reserves the right not to award prizes in any category. The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

13. How your personal data will be used. (Required to be provided under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003
‘the DPAs.’)
The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) are the organiser of the Art Competition. We are based at 33-41 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Each affiliated credit union who takes part in the Art Competition will collect
personal data from the applicant by using this form. The data will be used for the following purposes:

  • For administering the competition
  • When shortlisting artworks and determining overall winners
  • Special categories of data are processed as described in that category
  • All artwork received at National level, will be displayed at the ILCU AGM

Who uses the data: There are three stages of shortlisting (Credit Union/National (Chapter)/Final (ILCU)) with 3 independent judges appointed at each level to shortlist the artworks. If shortlisted to the final stage the
applicant’s photograph might be taken and used with your permission.

Security: Your data will be treated securely in the manner required by
the DPAs.

Retention of data: Application forms will be made available for collection by the applicant, where not collected they will be shredded in a safe manner within 1 year after the competition. Your personal data will
only be kept for as long as necessary. Please contact the credit union that received your application for details of their data protection contact.

Your rights: You have a right to access your personal data and to request a correction of any inaccurate personal data held about you. You can apply to your Credit Union to exercise these rights. Should you have
a complaint about the handling of your personal data please contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at:
Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co Laois, R32 AP23.