Art and Photography


(Rule 5 of the Show rules apply) 

Water colours, pastels, oils, acrylic, crayon, pencil etc. Judging will be based on artistic merit and originality. Exhibits must be presented for display between 10am- 12-30pm. All framed pictures must be presented ready to hang. Judging will commence at 1pm. Entry Fee €5 in all classes except Qualifier

PRIZE MONEY: 1st €40, 2nd €25, 3rd €15, unless otherwise arranged

Class 237 Life drawing.

Class 238 Still Life.

Class 239 Landscape

Class 240 Qualifier

The Irish Shows Association & Virginia Show Society Present: The Fleetwood Paints All Ireland Amateur Painting Competitionkindly sponsored by Fleetwood Ireland’s Paints Company

Rules & Conditions

  1. Paintings must be sole work of the exhibitor who must have amateur
  2. Paintings to depict an Agricultural or Rural
  3. Paintings must measure no more than 24” x 20” including the
  4. All paintings must be ready to hang, that is framed and with a hanging cord
  5. The Judge’s decision will be final
  6. All entries to be exhibited at owners’ risk
  7. All entries to have amateur status as defined by the following:
    1. Not to have had a commercial solo exhibition
    2. Not to have exhibited in a commercial gallery
    3. Not to be teaching or have taught art in any form
  8. In the event of an objection and following investigation, and if the exhibitor is deemed to be making their living from their profession, they may be disqualified.
  9. Maximum of two exhibits only from any one exhibitor can qualify.
  10. Qualifying exhibit(s) to be photographed by the relevant qualifying show Secretaries to forward same to the National Secretary in advance of the Final.
  11. The same painting that qualifies at the qualifying show must be exhibited at the final.

These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association

To avoid any confusion would exhibitors please print their name and phone number on a label to attach to back of painting

Entry fee: To qualifying Show €3 To Final €6.

Prizes: 1st €300 2nd €200, 3rd €100, 4th €50.

Final: Virginia Show – Wednesday 24th August 2022

Classes 241 & 242.

Sponsored by The Raheen Woods Hotel.

Competition confined to 1st–3rd year students from 2nd level colleges Athenry Entry Fee €5. Prizes: 1st €30, 2nd €25, 3rd €20.

Art piece must be presented on A3 Cartridge paper.

Class 241 Rural Landscape

Class 242 Your favorite animal


(Rule 5 of the Show rules apply)

Prize money: 1st €10, 2nd €8, 3rd €5 unless otherwise arranged. Entry fee €3

Child 5-7 years

Class 243 A picture titled “My Superhero”

Class 244 A picture titled “My Pet”

Class 245 My Favourite Sport

Child 8-10 years

Class 246 Draw/paint “My Favourite Place”

Class 247 Draw/paint picture titled “Space”

Class 248 Best Day Ever

10-12 years

Class 249 “Draw or paint an underwater scene”

Class 250 My Garden

Class 251 “Draw a Still Image”

Class 252 A miniature garden done on a biscuit tin lid

Class 253 “All creatures great and small” – an animal made from mainly fruit and or vegetables



(Rule 5 of the Show rules apply)

Photographs must not be larger than 10” x 8” and must NOT be framed or mounted. Photographs entered in previous years will automatically be disqualified and will not be judged. See Rule 5 of Show

PRIZE MONEY: 1st €20, 2nd €15, 3rd €10 unless otherwise arranged Entry Fee €5 in all classes.

Class 254 Scenic Views. Sponsored by Sandra O’Keeffe & David Power

Class 255 Humorous

Class 256 Rural scene.

Class 257 Best photo depicting exhibitors’ vegetable garden

Class 258 Animal study.

Class 259 Scene of Athenry

Class 260 People

Class 261 Child with pet