Competition for Irish-Medium & Gaeltacht Secondary Schools

Apr 3, 2020

Rules & Criteria: Gaeloideachas Comic Strip Competition

This competition is open to Irish-medium (gaelcholáiste) and Gaeltacht secondary schools only.

Find attached a template that you can use for your entry!

  1. For this competition, you will need both your art and writing skills to tcreate a comic strip.  
  2. A winner will be picked from each year group – for example, 1st year winner, 2nd year winner, and so on. Transition year is also included. Overall, there will be 6 winners from around the country.  
  3. There are comic templates available for use here, but students are welcome to create templates of their own if they wish. 
  4. All text on the comic strip must be through Irish and it is recommended that the artwork be colourful. 
  5. There is no set theme, let your imagination run wild! 
  6. The comic strip must be no bigger than one A4 page.  
  7. Your art piece can be made up of any material (for example, paint, cardboard, wool etc.) 
  8. A title for the piece is desirable but not compulsory. 
  9. Parents/Guardians must submit the art piece via email to cormac@gaeloideachas.ieor via social media (details below). Hard copies of artwork in the post will not be considered. 
  10. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Wednesday, 15th April. 
  11. All submissions should include the following information: student’s names, school name, school year, date of birth and contact details of parent/guardians. 
  12. The competition is limited to one entry per person. 
  13. There is a panel of judges who will use a marking scheme accordingly. 
  14. It is important to note that the name and photo of each entry will be displayed on our site and social media, except in any case where a parent/guardian has requested that this information not be shared. 
  15. A €20 book voucher (for purchase of books online) will be awarded to every winner, as well as an electronic personalised certificate. 
  16. Submissions can be made through email to 
  17. Submissions can also be made through social media: Facebook @Gaeloideachas, Twitter @Gaeloid & Instagram @gaeloideachas