Minister launches animal-themed children’s art competition – Donegal Daily


Do you have a stubborn approach to art? Does your drawing hand have feline reflexes?

Our animals and pets are part of our families and to recognize the role pets play in our lives, this December 8th is Animal Welfare Awareness Day 2022.

To mark the enormous significance of Animal Welfare Awareness Day, Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Navy Charlie McConalogue TD has announced a national art competition for elementary school students aged from 10, 11 and 12 years old.

Children interested in participating are invited to draw or paint their favorite animal using the design of their choice, photograph it via smartphone, and have a parent or guardian submit the photo by email to [email protected] with your name, school, and age by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2022. Winners will be announced shortly after the closing date. Five winners will be selected from all entries received and the judging panel will be led by ISPCA Ambassador Rosanna Davison. The prizes for the five winners are a Dublin Zoo family pass for 2023 and a goody bag. All participants will receive an online certificate of participation.

The competition started on November 7 and ends on November 21, 2022. Winners and their families will be invited to a special event at Farmleigh House on December 8 to receive their award from Minister McConalogue along with very special guests.

Commenting on Animal Welfare Awareness Day, Minister McConalogue said, “Animal welfare is important to all of us, working together to do the best we can for the animals in our care, including animals in our care. farm or pets at home. Animal welfare is a key aspect of my department, along with the many other organizations and individuals currently working to protect animal welfare across Ireland. This is why my department funds so many animal welfare charities who do such great work in Ireland to both protect animals and educate people about animal care.

“On December 8, I will be announcing new funding for animal welfare charities under the Department’s Animal Welfare Grants program, building on the record $3.7 million which we provided to charities last December.”

“Today’s young people are tomorrow’s pet owners, farmers and veterinarians. I encourage elementary school students aged 10, 11 and 12 across the country to show their support for Animal Welfare Awareness Day and their love for animals of all shapes and sizes, by submitting their artwork to this competition. I look forward to meeting the winners at a truly exciting event on December 8th. I encourage everyone to mark Animal Welfare Awareness Day on December 8 in their own way.

So get out your paper, draw your favorite animal and enter your animal art in this contest!

Entry terms and conditions:

  • One entry per participant
  • The illustrations must be made on a sheet of A4 paper
  • Entries will only be accepted via email from a parent or guardian
  • Email a photo of your artwork to: [email protected]
  • Artwork may be used in Animal Welfare Awareness Day social media promotions
  • Five winners will be chosen by the jury
  • The judges’ decision will be final.
  • Data privacy information and terms and conditions available on the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine website
  • All participant data will be deleted on December 12, 2022.

Minister launches animal-themed children’s art contest was last modified: November 8, 2022 by Rachel McLaughlin


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