Ballyhoura Development is inviting young people aged 4-18 to be creative and to share their vision of the Ballyhoura area with us by submitting a drawing, painting, cartoon or video!

The Young Voices Art Competition forms part of a wider community consultation on the theme of a Just and Green Transition for the Ballyhoura area. The competition is open to everybody aged 4 to 18... the more creative the better!

What's involved?

Young Voices is a call for contributions and a competition where we are asking young people (age 4-18) in the Ballyhoura Region to tell us:
How do they see their community in the future?  

We would like to hear from as many young people as possible in the Ballyhoura area!

  • Anything creative is eligible!
  • Use your imagination!  
  • Send us your painting, drawing, comic strip, video (up to 1 minute), poem, etc.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and inclusive entries.

There are 3 age categories (4-8, 9-12, 13-18) and 2 themes for each age category. 

Ages 4-8 and 9-12

  • Show us your vision of how you would make your community more welcoming for:
    • nature (your non-human friends): trees and plants, birds and other flying creatures, mini-beasts, mammals, life under soil or water etc. or
    • your family members, friends or other humans.

Age 13-18

  • Show us your vision of your community:
    • in 5 years' time
    • as a sustainable place for people and the planet

What's the Prize?

* €50 book voucher first prize for each category and €25 voucher second prize.
* Prize winners and their artwork will be featured on the Ballyhoura Development website.
* A prize-giving event will also take place, which will include an exhibition of submissions.

How to get involved?

You can submit your art competition entry through the form below:

Submissions must be made by an adult (parent, guardian, teacher, youth leader etc.) and not by the young person.
Closing Date: Sunday, April 30th
Winners will be announced on the 22nd of May!
For any further information about this competition, please contact Jill Pitcher Farrell at [email protected].