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We are calling on all young people up to and including 18 years of age to draw a picture of their real life hero in this difficult time of the Corona Virus.

Your hero could be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, ambulance service, gardai, fire service, army, an post, shop assistant, van driver, Leo Varadkar, Simon Harris, Dr. Tony Holohan, your granny cocooning – in fact anyone who is playing their part to keep us all safe.

You can use
paints or draw with pencils or use anything you like once it’s on an A4 pageFeel free to give your own unique ‘Title’ to your entry.

There are
4 age categories and prizes range from €50 to €500. The artists and their heroes in the winning portraits will also be honoured at a special presentation in August 2020 (which will be confirmed at a later date)

Entries must be submitted by the 30th June 2020
and the artwork will be displayed online at the end of the competition.

Lets Draw Our Heroes and Honour Them

Richard Mulcahy

Step 1. 

Enter the competition by clicking here or on the image below

Step 2. 

Take a photo of your Artwork and upload it here if you would like to display it on our Gallery page

Step 3. 

Complete the entry form and send it with your A4 drawing in a sealed envelope to “Draw Our Heroes”, c/o Uniphar plc, 4045 Kingswood Road, Citywest, Co Dublin.

*The back of the artwork must have the artists name, age and also the name of their hero.  Entries must be submitted by the 30th June 2020 

Competition Closes in:

The Competition is now closed...

Important!! have you Completed the entry form and sent it with your A4 drawing in a sealed envelope to “Draw Our Heroes”, c/o Uniphar plc, 4045 Kingswood Road, Citywest, Co Dublin.
Entries must be submitted by the 14th July 2020

Meet the "Draw Our Heroes" judges

Joe Duffy

Joseph “Joe” Duffy (born 27 January 1956) is a very successful Irish broadcaster. He is the current presenter of Liveline, an interview and phone-in chat show broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1. Apart from writing two successful books, Children of The Troubles and Children of The Rising, Joe is also a keen amateur painter.

Graham Knuttel

Graham Knuttel is a highly collectible and internationally acclaimed sculptor turned painter. He was born in Dublin in 1954 and attended the Dun Laoghaire School of Art where he discovered his love for figurative, representational painting.

Olga Fitzpatrick

Olga Fitzpatrick studied ceramics at the Limerick School of art and design and graduated in 1992. Apart from being an established Ceramic artist she teaches with the City of Dublin Education and Training Board.

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