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11th May 2018

Family Festival Art Competition 2018

Make Waste Wonderful with Grand Opera House and ISL Waste Management! 

The Grand Opera House is partnering with its Family Festival sponsor, ISL Waste Management, to inspire children to make creative use the recyclable materials they have at home and in school. As the Grand Opera House is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic buildings, we would like you to be inspired by a landmark of your choosing!

Be as creative as you want, we just want you to make your waste wonderful!


The competition is open to Children aged 4 -11 years of age.

You can can either enter as a school class, or pupils can enter individually with the categories marked separately and prizes up for grabs in both.

How to enter

1. Choose a landmark in your local area
2. Create a sculpture that has been inspired by your chosen landmark- Anything from the iconic and well known – the Grand Opera House or the Big Fish, to the lesser known treasures – Cuilcagh in Fermanagh or the Pyramid in Garvagh – the choice is yours. Your interpretation may be as literal or as creative as you like!
3. Your sculpture should be made out of recyclable materials. These can be gathered from your own home, family or other sources
4. Your Sculpture must be no larger in size than 55cm wide and 100cm high

To enter, parents/teachers should complete the entry form below and return along with a photograph of your masterpiece to Una McKeague, Creative Learning Assistant, on umckeague@goh.co.uk or by post to Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR.

Our panel of judges will choose a winner from each category and the top 3 entries from each category will be displayed in the Grand Opera House at our Family Festival in July 2018. The winning class will receive £50 to spend on art materials. The winning individual sculptor will receive a family pass to see our 2018 Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk.

Closing Date
Competition closes Friday 15 June. The winners will be informed by Friday 22 June. Please note, if your sculpture is chosen to exhibit, you must be able to make arrangements to transport it to the Grand Opera House by Friday 29 June.



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