This is Art! – Competition 2023

THIS IS ART! Ireland’s most exciting young people’s art competition is inviting students to submit their artwork. The competition is open to young artists of all abilities and backgrounds, aged 18 and under, who are currently living anywhere on the island of Ireland. The competition is open to both individuals and groups.The theme for 2023 is This is Inspiration!  This year, we have an amazing line-up of artists, educators, and curators on our professional jury panel for This Is Art! Not only will they pick the award-winning entries, but they’ll also write personal feedback for 100 highly commended artists, giving students valuable insight and advice to help them become even better artists.

·       Tadhg Crowley, Curator at Glucksman Museum, UCC

·       Aoife Dooley, Illustrator & Author

·       Ruth Medjber, Photographer

·       Annie Fletcher, Director of IMMA

·       Amanda Coogan, Performance Artist

·       Colin Martin RHA, RHA School & NCAD

A prize fund of more than €10,000 will be awarded across the different categories for further education and art-related vouchers.

For more details on how to enter This is Art! 2023 competition, please view the attached PDF or visit for further information. If you have any questions about the competition, feel free to email us at

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