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Calling All Budding Artists! The ERST Create a School Flag Art Competition

The Edmund Rice Schools Trust, in association with Allianz Insurance,  invites the Edmund Rice Schools Network of students to create a flag, which will capture the spirit of the Edmund Rice School. 

Your school is an Edmund Rice School.  This is part of what makes it the great school that you are happy to walk into every day. 

We wish the world to know that our schools are Edmund Rice Schools!   So, we thought it would be a wonderful idea for our schools to have a very special flag, an Edmund Rice School Flag, to fly high above our schools to proudly show, to one and all, who we are.

The Edmund Rice Schools Trust firmly believes that you, the students in our schools, are the people who know most about what you would like to see flying above our schools.  That is why we are inviting you to enter our art competition to design an Edmund Rice Schools flag.

The best idea, and winning flag, will be created to fly above our schools all around Ireland.

The only stipulation is that all designs must contain the words “An Edmund Rice School “ and the Edmund Rice schools Trust logo in full colour http://www.erst.ie/uploads/ERST_COLOUR.jpg Where and how is up to you.

Allianz, our schools insurers, has kindly donated some wonderful prizes for this art competition.  Below is the list of prizes.

The overall winning flag designer will win an iPad, and a laptop for their school.  The winning flag design will be created and each school in the Network will be issued with a flag which will be raised as part of the celebrations on Blessed Edmund Rice’s Feast Day, May 5th, 2017.

There are a number of categories for entries, with the best design in each category winning an iPad Mini, along with exciting runner up prizes in each.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Category A                 Junior Infants – 2nd Class inclusive

Prizes                           1st prize an iPad Mini; 2nd prize an iPod; and 3rd a €100 Gift Voucher

Category B                 3rd Class – 6th Class inclusive

Prizes                           1st prize an iPad Mini; 2nd prize an iPod; and 3rd a €100 Gift Voucher

POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Category C                 1st – 3rd Year Inclusive

Prizes                           1st prize an iPad Mini; 2nd prize an iPod; and 3rd a €100 Gift Voucher

Category D                 4th – 6th Year Inclusive

Prizes                           1st prize an iPad Mini; 2nd prize an iPod; and 3rd a €100 Gift Voucher

PREPARING YOUR ENTRY

Subject:  To Create an Edmund Rice Schools Trust Flag

To include the following:

The ERST Logo –   http://www.erst.ie/uploads/ERST_COLOUR.jpg         

And the wording              “An Edmund Rice School”

Size of Artwork - Your entry should not be smaller than A4 or larger than A2.

Use of Materials - You may use any type of paper, and can be drawn or painted using pencils, crayon, pastel, watercolour, poster colour etc.

Information Required

You should include the following information on the back of your entry.

Name, Age, Category,

School Name, Address, email Address, Telephone Number and Teacher’s name.

Signature of your parent, teacher or guardian.

The Closing date of the Competition is Wednesday 21st December, 2016. All entries to be returned to The Edmund Rice Schools Trust, Meadow Vale, Clonkeen Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Some guidelines for teachers - As reference tools you refer to the student friendly version of the Edmund Rice story found on this information pamphlet http://www.erst.ie/uploads/ERST_A_Guide_for_Parents_6pgDL_v2.pdf

a copy of the Student Friendly Charter cards http://www.erst.ie/uploads/ERST_Elements_6pg_book_v2.pdf

and a list of Edmund Rice Schools http://www.erst.ie/our-schools/primary/  and http://www.erst.ie/our-schools/secondary/

Posters - http://www.erst.ie/uploads/Flag_Competition_Poster_2016.jpg

these can be used to let the students know what it’s all about and prompt the conversation and the design.  

Judges – a panel to be selected – one ERST representative, one Allianz representative and two independent judges (a recognised artist, and a graphic designer).

Timeline- The closing date for entries is Wednesday 21st December, 2016.  The winning design will be chosen at the end of February, 2017.   The awards ceremony will take place just before Easter, 2017.  The raising of the new Edmund Rice Schools Flag ceremonies to take place in all our schools across the country on Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day, on Friday 5th May, 2017.

All that is left to say is best of luck and happy designing!

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