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The Book of Kells Creative Competition

Awards Gallery 2017

2018 Competition Now Open!

Trinity College Dublin is calling on the nation to get creative again this year and be inspired by one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the Book of Kells. Get your pens and paint brushes out, and write a poem, short story or create a drawing or painting based on the images of animals from the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. Our judges will be looking for modern and innovative interpretations of the animals in the Book of Kells from participants.

Competitions: Art and Writing. Enter one or both competitions.
Categories: Primary schools, secondary schools and adults (18+)
Theme: Animals of The Book of Kells
Prizes: Cash prizes for individuals, schools and clubs
Closing Date: Friday 30th November 2018 at 12 noon

Art Competition

Create a drawing, painting or sketch inspired by the images of animals from the Book of Kells in a modern and innovative way and submit your entry for a chance to win.

Writing Competition

Write a poem or short story inspired by the images of animals from the Book of Kells and submit your entry for a chance to win.

Competition Prizes

There is a range of fantastic prizes to be won in each category for individuals, schools and clubs & societies including cash prizes, VIP trips, certificates of merit and a special invitation to the awards ceremony in Trinity College Dublin's historic Regent House.


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