#AfricaDay2021 Young Artist Competition


Glencree #AfricaDay2021 Young Artist Competition in association with Dublin City Council

Your chance to win One4all Gift Vouchers worth Euro25

14/5/21: To celebrate #AfricaDay2021, Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Programme, in association with Dublin City Council, invites you to enter our Young Artist Competition.

(credit: muralist Holly Pereira)

In the spirit of celebration, we ask you to create an artwork that is inspired by What Makes you Smile? The artwork can be whatever medium you like: a drawing, painting, etch, sketch, collage –  your inspiration and your imagination.  When you are finished, you need to take a photo of the artwork and email it to us at art@glencree.ie. If you’re feeling creative, you can send us multiple artworks but only one will be judged as part of the competition so make sure to let us know which one you want to enter for a chance to win.

Your artwork on display

We will feature a selection of the artworks we receive during Glencree’s Africa Day Event in association with Dublin City Council. This event – Africa Day 2021: Entanglements – Africa and Dublin City – will take place on Tuesday 25th May. We will also feature some of the artworks on our website and social media. Your artwork will be displayed with your name and age.

This competition is open to children aged 0 – 17 years and will be judged in the following age groups: 0 – 6 ; 7 – 9 ; 10 – 13; 14 – 17. A One4all Gift Voucher to the value of Euro25 will be awarded to the winner of each age group.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021

To enter the Competition

  • Create your artwork inspired by What Makes You Smile?
  • Take a photo of the artwork
  • Ask your parents/guardian to email the photo to art@glencree.ie. Please make sure to tell us your name and age. We’d also love to hear what inspired you and if you have given a name to your artwork
  • The winning artwork from each category will be announced by Friday 28 May.

By submitting your artwork you are accepting the Terms & Conditions of this competition (view Art Comp T&C )

About Glencree & Dublin City Council #AfricaDay2021 Event

Africa Day 2021: Entanglements – Africa and Dublin City

Voices of African Irish, Mixed Race Irish and African American Irish

On Tuesday 25th May, Glencree will host an event in association with Dublin City Council to celebrate Africa Day 2021. The event, entitled “Entanglements – Africa and Dublin City”, will feature representatives of the Irish African communities in Dublin, including African Irish, Mixed Race Irish and African American Irish.

Hosted as part of Glencree’s Better Community and Intercultural Relations Through Dialogue and Encounter Project, and funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs, the event will celebrate the diversity of African cultures, showcase the valuable contribution of the community of people of African descent to Irish society; and highlight the strong links and relationship between Africa and Dublin City.

More information about Glencree’s Intercultural & Refugee Programme can be viewed here