NI 100 Creative Arts Competition winners revealed

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A wide range of paintings, drawings, poems, stories, collages, material work and even an entry of local daffodil breeding were among the submissions to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s NI 100 creative arts competition.

Organised by the Good Relations team, the public were asked to share their love for the stunning landscapes, natural beauty and the meaning of family in this part of Northern Ireland that we are privileged to call home.

Thanking everyone who entered, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Mark Fielding said: “It was a delight to see the array of entries to our creative arts competition and I was particularly impressed by the wide variety of pieces we received.

“The range, standard and quality of work made it a hard decision for the panel to choose the overall winners across our four categories and I hope everyone takes the opportunity to view our online exhibition for themselves.

“Through our NI 100 programme we want to showcase everything that makes the Borough such a special place and this competition allowed our residents to express this for themselves across through creativity.

The winners are:

Best Painting / drawing

1st prize, Portrush Harbour, by Olivia Walker

2nd Prize, Dunluce Castle, by Fionnuala McNicholl 

Best Poem / Written Piece

1st Prize, Where the heart Will Sing, by Fionnuala McNicholl 

2nd Prize – The Roe Valley, by Mairead McNulty

Most Creative

1sr Prize, Dark Hedges, Material Work by Tina Burke

2nd Prize, Memories of long ago – Story and painting of Ballintoy Harbour by Tracy Courtney

Most Original 

1st Prize - Daffodil Breeding by Derek Turbitt

2nd Prize - Duet / Family Painting by Hazel Patterson

Those selected in 1st and 2nd place received a Causeway Coast and Glens Gift Card, redeemable in over 200 businesses across the Borough.

All entries will be showcased this month in an online exhibition via Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre and Flowerfield Arts Centre.

View the online exhibition here

This project is funded by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme which receives financial support from The Executive Office through the District Council Good Relations Programme.

A painting of the stunning Causeway coast submitted to the NI 100 Art Competition by Gemma O’Neill.A painting of the iconic Giant’s Causeway submitted to the NI 100 art competition by Andrea Harkness.The winning entry in the Best Painting or Drawing category, Portrush Harbour by Olivia Walker.