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THIS IS ART! 2022 Ireland's most exciting young people’s art competition. Brought to you by RTÉ and the Creative Ireland Programme.

This is Art! was open to all abilities across a huge range of visual arts. Entries included drawings, painting, sculpture and much much more. Thousands of young people from the island of Ireland responded with creativity, enthusiasm and great thoughtfulness to the theme This Is Extraordinary.

Sleeping on a Rainbow

by Caterina (7), Cork

The Ghost of Garretstown

by Phoenix (11), Cork


by Elizabeth (15), Wicklow

Stuck in My Room

by Sarah (16), Wexford

Surf on Turf

by Lottie & Rosie, Mayo


Selected works will be displayed on local authority billboards across the country and on social media.

One artist in each category will receive the This Is Art! Grand Prix Award; a specially commissioned ceramic trophy handmade by ceramicist and visual artist Shane Keeling, presenter of the RTÉ series This Is Art Club!

Selected artists across all categories will receive hand-printed Certificates of Commendation along with a judge’s review of their work.

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