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– A Young Artists Exhibition

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Art can help us through times like this!

We are currently living in a new way, spending lots more time in our homes and exploring our local areas. But while being apart we are still finding ways to be together, from online chats to phone calls, even sending each other presents and letters in the post. Art can help us through times like this, as we can express how we are feeling by being creative. Inspiration can come from anywhere. The great thing is that everyone’s experience is different, so everybody can offer something unique!

The artworks will be judged in two age groups:

  • 7-12yrs and 13 -17yrs,

Prizes include:

  • 1st place: €100
  • 2nd place: €50
  • 3rd place: € 25 - respective in each category.

Deadline for submissions: September 30th @ 5:00pm

To apply:

  1. Create one 2D art piece based on your experience during coronavirus. This can take the form of one drawing or painting or collage or a mixed media piece. You can even combine some spoken word into your piece.
  2. Decide on a title for your work.
  3.  Send your artwork along with your name, age, contact number and the title of your piece to - Imagine Arts Festival Young Artists Exhibition, c/o Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15.
  4. For any queries please contact – imaginefestofficial@gmail.com

Good Luck!!


in partnership with, Waterford Film Centre presents:

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“Freedom is...”

Imagine Arts Festival, in partnership with Waterford Film Centre are now seeking original short films shot using a smartphone (you may edit on phone or computer).

All genres and styles are welcome – only rule being that each film starts with the title:

 “Freedom is...”

There are two categories:

"General" and "Young Filmmakers"

Please email entries to: waterfordfilmcentreinfo@gmail.com with subject line: Imagine Festival Smartphone Film Competition. Include details of your name and the name of your film.

 (Send via Wetransfer, Google Drive or private Youtube/Vimeo links).

Finalists will be screened online for the Imagine festival in 2020 in October and the winner will be announced then. 

Prizes include:

  • Total Prize Money: €350
  • General Entry 1st prize: €250
  • Youth Prize (under 18's) 1st prize: €100


Deadline: 16th of October