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Art & Photography Competition

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Our Art & Photography Competition is a wonderful way for students, teachers and parents to explore The Five Ways to Wellbeing.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing were developed from extensive research carried out by the New Economics Foundation. They are actions we can all take to look after our wellbeing. They are: Connect, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Be Active and Give.

The competition is open to all secondary school, special education and Youthreach students. The entries are judged at regional level by our volunteers and Development Officers and then at National level in the following categories:

  • Junior Cycle: 1st – 3rd Year in Post Primary School
  • Senior Cycle: 4th – 6th Year in Post Primary School
  • Special Education
  • Youth Reach

We have also increased the prize values. This year the national winner in each category for both Art & Photography will receive a €300 One4all Gift Card, 2nd Place in the four categories will receive a €150 One4all Gift Card, third place in the four categories will receive a €50 One4all Gift Card.

National winners in all four categories in art and photography will all feature in Mental Health Ireland’s calendar alongside four additional Judges Choice entries.

We will host a National Public Exhibition showcasing the prize winning entries in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin in March including an awards evening to celebrate and announce the winners.

Here are the steps you need to follow to enter your students work.

  1. Teachers will be required to fill in our online entry form below. Please fill the below form ON THE DAY YOU ARE POSTING THE ENTRIES to Mental Health Ireland. It is very important that the number of entries entered is the same as those in the envelope!
  2. Create one online entry for all of your Art entries in your selected category and one online entry for Photography in your selected category. If you are submitting for junior and senior cycle you will need to create two online entries, please.
  3. When you fill in the form below you will receive a confirmation email.
  4. You MUST PRINT your confirmation email and include it with your postal entry to Mental Health Ireland in order for us to able to process your application.

Please read the Guidelines for Entry carefully in advance of briefing your students.

We wish all teachers and students the best of luck and hope you enjoy exploring The Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Link to Guidelines for Entry for Art Competition

Link to Guidelines for Entry for Photo Competition

ENTRY FORM

CONSENT FORM

  1. The theme is The Five Ways to Wellbeing. Connect, Take Notice, Keep Learning. Be Active and Give
    Entries must be themed around one or some of the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  2. Entries must be in LANDSCAPE on A4 size white paper.
  3. The following information must be included on the reverse side of each submission:Student’s name & School Roll Number Essential
    Student’s age,
    School/ Youthreach name,
    Teacher’s name
    school address.
  4. Each entrant agrees to their details (first name and age) being used in promotional material for Mental Health Ireland.
  5. Closing date for entries is Friday 25th October 2019.
  6. All entries should be sent to:
  7. Art Competition, (list category)
    Mental Health Ireland,
    1-4 Adelaide Road,
    Glasthule,
    Co Dublin.
  8. Teachers must complete the below online entry form in advance of posting the entries to Mental Health Ireland.
  9. The submission should reflect the student’s vision of the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
  10. The competition is open to all students attending post-primary schools, special education and Youthreach.
  11. All entries must be individual entries – group work will not be accepted.
  12. Only one entry allowed per student.
  13. Entries for the competition will automatically become the property of Mental Health Ireland and may be returned on request.
  14. There is no entry fee.
  15. Entries will be adjudicated on a provincial and then national basis.
  16. Judging will be carried out by representatives of Mental Health Ireland and our decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into in this regard.
  1. The theme is The Five Ways to Wellbeing. Connect, Take Notice, Keep Learning. Be Active and Give
  2. Entries must be themed around one or some of the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
  3. Closing date for entries is Friday, 25th October 2019.
  4. All entries must be submitted in hardcopy on phtotographic paper, LANDSCAPE, no larger than 10” x 8”print
  5. The following information must be included on the reverse side of each print: Student’s name and School Roll Number Essential
    Student’s age,
    School/ Youthreach name,
    Teacher’s name
    School address.
  6.    All entries should be sent to:
  7. Photography Competition (list category)
    Mental Health Ireland,
    1-4 Adelaide Road,
    Glasthule,
    Co Dublin.
  8. Each entrant agrees to their details (name and age) being used in promotional material for Mental Health Ireland.
  9. The submission should reflect the student’s vision of what mental health means to them.
  10. The competition is open to all students attending Post-Primary Schools.
  11. All entries must be individual entries – group work will not be accepted.
  12. Only one entry allowed per student.
  13. Entries for the competition will automatically become the property of Mental Health Ireland and may be returned on request.
  14. If the photograph features any recognisable person or people, written permission must be obtained from them (or their parents if under 16) for the image to be considered. Written permission must be included acknowledging that this image is now the property of Mental Health Ireland and may be used on our website and social media channels.
  15. There is no entry fee.
  16. Entries will be adjudicated on a provincial and then national basis.
  17. Judging will be carried out by representatives of Mental Health Ireland and our decision is final.  No correspondence will be entered into in this regard.

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