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Saint Joseph's Primary School, Ballycruttle

UNISON Art Competition

1st Apr 2021

 Dear Principal 




Due to popular demand, and to enable more children and young people to participate following their return to the classroom after Easter, the deadline for submission of entries to the UNISON NI 'All We Need is Lunch Art Competition' has been extended to Friday 30th April 2021


 UNISON has launched a new ‘All We Need is Lunch’ Art Competition for all children and young people in NI up to the age of 19*.  We are encouraging parents, schools and youth organisations to engage with children and young people and to support them to use the visual arts (a drawing, a painting, a poster, a photograph or a collage) to explore what school meals mean to them. For example,  

  • What is their favourite thing about school meals? 
  • Why is nutritious and healthy food important? 
  • Why do they think school meals should be free? 

Please click on the following links to access competition leaflets targeted at parents, schools and youth organisations and younger children The UNISON website also contains other materials including a downloadable Certificate of Achievement for the young artists who participate.    


Fantastic prizes for artists, schools and youth organisations 


There are 44 fantastic prizes to be won by artists, schools and youth organisations in each of four age categories (i) 8yrs and under, (ii) 9yrs to 11yrs, (iii) 12yrs to 14yrs, and (iv) 15yrs to 19yrs*.  

  • 32 young artists can win gift vouchers worth between £50 and £500. 
  • 12 supporting schools or youth organisations can win educational materials worth between £250 and £1000. 
  • The winning artwork will also be showcased in an Art Gallery. 


How to enter 


You can either: 


Whatever method you choose, please make sure: 

  • to include the artist’s name and age, as well as the name and address of the supporting parent, guardian, school or organisation, 
  • retain the original artwork for further use and publicity if you win!  


There is no limit on the number of entries an individual or organisation can submit.  


By entering the competition, you agree to your art being posted on UNISON social media sites and used in related campaigns. For further details and for full terms and conditions see 


The closing date for receipt of artwork is Friday 30th April.   


The best of luck to all our young budding artists! 





Patricia McKeown 

Regional Secretary