The Kildare Gallery Children’s Art Competition proudly supported by Intel

The Kildare Gallery is running a childrens open art competition in response to this crisis to encourage artistic creativity, originality and self expression. The competition has 4 different age categories and a category for under 18 children with special needs. We want children in Ireland to produce and submit an original piece of artwork to do with absolutely anything that interests them. This competition is proudly supported and sponsored by Intel.

“All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.”
— Pablo Picasso.

Category Winners:

A. Under 18s Children with special needs

1st place:
Andriena Doyle Byrne
Age 8
Title: under the sea

2nd Place:
Mark mc Donagh
Age 9
Title: Our Heros

3rd Place:
Name: Abigael Franks
Age: 9
Title: Jellyfish


B. 15-18 year olds

1st Place:
Emily Roe
Title: ‘Self-Assured’
Age: 17

2nd Place:
Anna Fitzpatrick
Title: My face, self-portrait
Age: 17

3rd Place:
Oliver lawless.
Title: ‘Through the lense’
Age: 15


C. 11-14 year olds

1st Place
Name: Eva McParland
Age: 14
Title “Misneach”

2nd Place
Name: Laoise O’Donovan
Age: 13 years old
Title: ‘Yellow Scrap Book Collage’ made from fine liner pen, marker, water colour and photography.

3rd Place
Name: Siana Drinan
Age: 14 yrs old
Title:Google Doc


D. 6-10 year olds

1st Place
Name Urté Filiponyté
Age 10
Title ‘The Night Will Never Stay’

2nd Place
Name: Sofia Moloney
Age: 7
Title: “Freya”

3rd Place
Name: Alexandre Griseti
Age: 7
Title: “Blues”.


E. Under 6 Years old

1st place:
Ezra Gannon
Age 5
‘Tiger playing Nashville harmonica’

2nd Place:
Antoni Rogala
Age 5
Title: My Dog Spark and Teddies

3rd Place:
Úla Filiponyté
Age 5
Title ‘Rocket’

The Judges are:

Art critic Cristin Leach
Art Critic Waldemar Januszczak
Artist Patrick O’Reilly
Dire Straits musician and artist John Illsley
Artist Jade Butler
Journalist Jim Carroll

How to Enter:

Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Send a photo of your painting to with:

1. Your age category in the email subject . For example Category E if you are under 6years old ect
2. Your name
3. Age
4. Title & medium of painting or drawing

We will accept work in any medium and may be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, crayon, pastel, watercolour, gouache, acrylics,digital, oils, poster colour and collage. All work must have been completed between  March 28th – April 18th.


Entries will close on April 18th at 5pm and the judges will make a shortlist of 20 finalists in each category which will be posted online for 7days with the winners being announce on April 26th.


Every 1st,2nd & 3rd will also receive a trophy kindly sponsored by

All prizes sponsored and proudly supported by Intel
Under 18s Children with special needs:

Each winner in this category will also receive an autograph from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield
1st prize 200 euros One4all voucher
2nd 100 euros One4all voucher
3rd 50 euros One4all voucher

15-18 years old

1st prize 200 euros  One4all voucher & a framed limited edition print by Irish artist Jonathan Dickson worth 250 euros
2nd 100 euros One4all voucher
3rd 50 euros One4all voucher

11-14 years old

1st prize 150 euros One4all voucher
2nd 75 euros One4all voucher
3rd 25 euros One4all voucher

6-10 years old

1st prize 100 euros One4all voucher
2nd 50 One4all voucher
3rd 25 One4all voucher

Under 6 years old

1st prize 100 euros One4all voucher
2nd 50 euros One4all voucher
3rd 25 euros One4all voucher

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