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How to Enter

Are you eligible to Enter?

The competition is open to all Irish primary school class entries representing the following class categories.  Primary schools in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland are eligible to participate. A class from each category may only enter once. The Pop Artwork and the creative writing maybe submitted in English or as Gaeilge.

 

Class Application Form

The Application Form for the Explorers Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition (PDF) can be downloaded here.  The application form must be completed, scanned and securely attached to the class artwork and creative writing submission.

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. 

 

Competition Class Categories

Information about the Class Categories for the Explorers Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition can be downloaded here.

 

Explorers Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition Prizes

The competition includes a range of amazing prizes and certificates sponsored by the Marine Institute. The information about the Prizes for the Explorers Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition can be downloaded here.

 

Preparing Your Entry

The information about Preparing Your Entry can be downloaded here.

If you require further information about the competition, please contact:  

Telephone: 087 9185519

Email: cushla [dot] dromgoolregan [at] thecamdentrust [dot] org

The email must include a clear subject heading: EXPLORERS COMPETITION QUERY FROM [TEACHER’S NAME]

 

Rules of Entry

The Rules of Entry for the Explorers Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition are provided here.

 THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE COMPETITION IS FRIDAY, 27TH MARCH 2020

 

Sending Your Entry

​Please post or deliver your class entry to:

EXPLORERS POP ART & CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

EXPLORERS EDUCATION PROGRAMME

(Camden Education Trust)

c/o GALWAY EDUCATION CENTRE

CLUAIN MHUIRE, WELLPARK GALWAY, IRELAND.

Eircode: H91 R284

If you require confirmation that your artwork has been received, the package must be sent by registered post to the address, which is detailed above.  Confirmation can then be sought from An Post or Royal Mail through the normal 'registered post' channels.

The accompanying Application Form must be scanned and emailed with the artwork and creative written work to this address.

If you have any queries regarding your entry to the Competition, please email us at: cushla [dot] dromgoolregan [at] thecamdentrust [dot] org.

 

Returning Your Artwork and Creative Writing Entry

Return of Art Schedule

Due to the large number of entries submitted to the Competition and the administrative constraints that ensue, we are unable to return all of the artworks that we receive. The following conditions are therefore strictly applied to all entries and in line with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679:

  • Category A, B, C, D, Winners                NON RETURNABLE
  • 4 Special Merit Winners                        RETURNABLE, SPRING 2021
  • Remaining Entries                                  NON RETURNABLE

Please note:

The winning paintings and creative writing in each category are not returned as they will become a permanent feature of Explorers Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition Collection.

Due to the large number of entries received each year, we will endeavour, but are unfortunately unable to guarantee, the safe return of artwork which is noted above as 'returnable' (i.e. special merit winners).  

We recommend that all artists take a copy or photograph of their artwork before submitting it to the competition.