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We ran our first kids art competition back in 2016, and despite the fact that we got loads of entries, and it was a gansey load of fun, we, eh, haven’t run one since.

Which is unforgiveable, given just how wonderfully artistic and artistically wonderful the kids are around here.

So, thanks to that little ol’ lockdown, we thought right now might be just about the best time to bring back our Splash Of Colour competition.

Back in 2016, we chose the humble fish as the main subject, but, with everyone having to stay indoors more and more, we thought we’d let the kids’ imagination run far and wild.

For each entrant, all that matters is that it’s something that you love dearly about the world just outside your window, whether it’s the trees, the beach, the animals, your mum’s groovy bike, or your dad’s secret stash of biscuits in the garden shed. 

Open to kids of all ages, the material and methods used are also wide open – from pastels to Photoshop, from watercolours to wood, it’s whatever rocks your particular little patch of the world, man.

Deadline is April 19th, and thanks to the mighty goldfish.ie, there’s a prize too – a shiny, brand new €50 voucher for the Greystones shop or eaterie of your choice. 

SWEETS!

Just email your entries into hello@greystonesguide.ie, remembering to include your name and contact details, and then, hey, vote for your personal Picasso in the comments below.

Sun Screen by Aydin (10)

Rainbow by Anna Kieran (11)

Chuck by Sophie Harden O’Connor (13)

Our Magic Sugarloaf by Eva Van den Bergh (12)

Everything Will Be OK by Éamon Owens (7)

Rainbow’s End by Clover Lee (6)

Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan (9)

A Spray Of Happiness by Callum Lappin Farrell (7)

Time Of Our Lives by Erin FitzGerald (10)

The Mystical Forest by Rachel Murray

The Daffodil Dream by Laoise O’Gorman (10)

Let There Be Rocks by Laci McCabe (7)

Outside My Window by Mae Browner (10)

Get Your Rocks On by Guilia (8)

Windy City by Pietro Malacalza (11)

Night & Day by TJ Porter (8)

The Wavy Sea by Flavia (6)

Dog Walk by Nuala James (11)

Paradise by Elwood Sweeney (8)

Peacock Beneath The Stars by Keela McConnell (11)

Woof! by Alex Urell (12)

The Boss by Jack Gilligan (16)

Into The Trees by Kate Darcy (9)

Escape by James Fortune (9)

Lightning In The Back Garden by Zara Jaworski (10)

The Aliens by Leo Hannon (10)

You can check out the big happy faces of the previous Splash Of Colour winners here, and check out all their entries right over here. Also, Artzone are running twice-weekly art workshops on Tuesdays & Fridays at noon on de ould Facebook, and Hub13 have an all-genres art competition, or you could just make fun of eggs. Finally, you can learn how to Draw With Don over on YouTube too.

255 Comments

  1. Melanie says:

    Laci McCabe

  2. Kwai Leongmaana says:

    I vote for Nuala James

  3. Méabhdh Gillespie says:

    Sophie Harden O’Connor’s Chuck
    Lovely!

  4. Her mum says:

    Sophie Harden OConnor

  5. Simon O Connor says:

    Chuck by Sophie Harden O Connor

  6. Trish Moran says:

    Our art is amazing Eva van den berg gets my no 1 vote

  7. Niamh Doyle says:

    My vote is for Time of our Lives by Erin Fitzgerald

  8. Barry Geoghegan says:

    Our Magic Sugar Loaf , by Eva Van Den Bergh

  9. Amy says:

    Marshallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan (9).

  10. Marie says:

    Time Of Our Lives by Erin FitzGerald (10) Gets my vote

    • Clare says:

      Super work but Our Magic Sugarloaf gets my vote. It’s a fantastic picture for today, the darkness of the mountain but there’s hope in the sky! Class!

  11. Elaine says:

    Erin Fitzgerald- time of our lives

  12. Sandra Kelly says:

    Amazing art work from such young budding artists.
    My vote goes to Eva van den Berg, age 12.

  13. Niamh Groome says:

    I vote for Our Magic Sugarloaf by Eva Van den Bergh.

  14. Jim says:

    Eamon Owens “everything will be okay”
    Well done!

  15. Chris says:

    My vote is for Eamon Owens “everything will be okay” Great job Eamon!

  16. Úna says:

    Vote for everything will be okay by Éamon Owens

  17. Ciarán Owens says:

    Everything will be Ok by Eamon

  18. Lauren Kelly says:

    Let There Be Rocks by Laci McCabe (7) has my vote

  19. Emer says:

    Vote for everything will be okay by Éamon Owens

  20. Lyndsay Mcgrath says:

    Let there be rocks by Lacy McCabe

  21. William Murphy says:

    Marshmallow mis mash by Dylan

  22. Caroline Dillon says:

    Dylan Hatton Donegan

  23. Ciaran Martin says:

    Dylan Donegan

  24. Mj says:

    Dylans marshmellow mishmash

  25. Jonathan says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow

  26. Meta Bailey says:

    Marshmallow mish mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan

  27. Annmarie Bradshaw says:

    Voting for Dylan Hatton Donegan love it

  28. Richie Spence says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow Mish-Mash!

  29. Alice Fleming says:

    I vote for let there be rocks by laci MC Cabe they really are beautiful

  30. Elaine Evans says:

    Dylan’s mishmash , very creative.

  31. Isabel O'Hagan says:

    A spray of happiness by Callum Lappin Farrell

  32. Caroline Strong says:

    Dylan’s Mish mash!! Love it!!

  33. I vote for Clover Lee- her beautiful rainbow brightened up my day –

  34. Brian murphy says:

    Voting for Dylan

  35. William says:

    Time of our lives by Erin .

  36. Deirdre Ryan says:

    Dylan’s marshmallow mish mash gets my vote!!

  37. Deirdre Ryan says:

    Dylan’s marshmallow mish mash gets my vote!!!

  38. Sinead Fitzgerald says:

    Time of our lives by Erin Fitzgerald …..very creative and original!

  39. Gillian Elliffe says:

    Marshmallow Mish Mash is my fav!

  40. Natasha Killeen says:

    Well done Dylan Hatton Donegan!! Love Marshmallow Mishmash!

  41. Natasha Killeen says:

    Well done Dylan Hatton Donegan!! Love your Marshmallow Mishmash!!

  42. Orla ryan says:

    I vote for Dylan’s marshmallow mismatch.. it’s deadly!!

  43. Kerrie says:

    One vote for Callum Lappin farrell

  44. Kerrie says:

    One vote for Callum Lappin Farrell

  45. Leonie says:

    A nice cheery rainbow by Clover Lee

  46. Lisa OBrien says:

    Voting for Dylan Hatton Donegan. Marshmallow Mish mash

  47. JB says:

    mish mash by Dylan gets my vote

  48. Pauline Etchingham says:

    I vote for Clover Lee and her beautiful rainbow.

  49. Caoimhe Guilfoyle says:

    Dylans marshmallow mish mash

  50. Kelly says:

    My vote goes to Dylan’s Marshmallow Miss Mash!! Very creative!

  51. Linda Lee says:

    I am voting for my little Clover Lee who loved drawing her rainbow.

  52. Patricia Harrington says:

    Dylan s is the best
    Dylan Hatton donegan

  53. Ed says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow mish mash

  54. Robin says:

    Dylan marshmallow mosh mash for me

  55. Angie says:

    Marshmallow mish-mash by Dylan. Banksy in the making

  56. Brian says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow mish mash

  57. Sandra Doyle says:

    Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan

  58. Brian Flood says:

    Marshmallow Mish-Mash gets my vote!

  59. Micheál Larkin says:

    Dylan’s marshmallow mish mash gets my vote.

  60. Grace Doyle says:

    I vote Dylan’s Marshmallow it’s incredible

  61. Andrew Hamilton says:

    Dylan Donegan – outdoor art

  62. Rachel Mclaughlin says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow Mish mash, looks fantastic

  63. Hannah says:

    I vote for callum lappin farrell

  64. jack rossiter says:

    I vote for number one .. Dylan hatton Donegan marshmallow mish mash . well done dylan !

  65. Chloe lappin obrien says:

    I vote for callum lappin farrell

  66. Julie says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow Mish Mash gets my vote!

  67. Nicola says:

    Marshmallow Mish Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan

  68. Meave says:

    Dylan. Pic is great. He has my vote.

  69. Vicky says:

    DYLANS MISH MASH ! WHAT A TALENTED YOUNG MAN

  70. Phil says:

    Dylan Marshmallow art sweet

  71. Sarah O Toole says:

    Marshmallow mish mash by Dylan

  72. Webby says:

    Vote for Dylan’s marshmallow Mish mash

  73. Webby says:

    Dylan’s marshmallow Mish mash

  74. Gillian says:

    Voting for Dylan Hatton-Donnegan ! Well done x

  75. Geoff Lyons says:

    Dylan Donegan – brilliant!

  76. Laura Dicker says:

    Goooooo Dylan! Marshmallow Mish Mash #1

  77. Ian Lowther says:

    Dylan Donegan

  78. Austin says:

    WOW! Love that Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan. Its really cool.

  79. David O'Sheehan says:

    Dylan Hatton Gets my vote

    Excellent work by all!!

  80. Adam McGill says:

    Marshmallow mini mash by Dylan for me

  81. Brian Mc Cabe says:

    The Graffiti artist Dylan D has game!

  82. Austin says:

    WOW! Love that Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan is really cool.

  83. Stephen McGill says:

    Marshmallow mish mash for me.

  84. Audrey says:

    Fab work by all involved
    My vote does to Dylan Hatton

  85. Emily K says:

    Dylan’s chalk art

  86. Cara says:

    Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton

  87. Lauren McGill says:

    Dylan’s marshmallow mish mash!!

  88. Lea says:

    Dylan’s chalk art 🙂

  89. Andrea says:

    Marshmallow mish-mash by Dylan Hatton

  90. Joanne O'Sullivan says:

    Love Dylan’s Marshmallow mish mash. Great job Dylan!!

  91. Lauren McGill says:

    Dylan’s Marshmellow mish mash!!

  92. Ciara says:

    My vote is for marshmallow mish mash by Dylan

  93. Fiona Hannon says:

    Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan (9)

  94. Blair Somers says:

    Definitely Dylan Donegan! Very creative!

  95. Norman Harte says:

    I vote for Callum Lapin Farrell

  96. Sinead wall says:

    Fantastic art work by everyone, my vote goes to : Marshmallow Mish-Mash by Dylan Hatton Donegan (9)

  97. Michelle Lynch Power says:

    Love a bit of marshmallow – Fab Dylan Hatton, you’ve got my vote

  98. Darragh Donegan says:

    Dylan’s Marshmallow Mish-Mash!

  99. Katie says:

    Dylan’s chalk art!

  100. Jennifer says:

    “Times of our Lives” by Erin Fitzgerald

  101. Sophie Lappin says:

    1 vote for Callum Lappin farrell

  102. Frances Browner says:

    Fabulous entries altogether. Congratulations everybody. But my vote goes to Outside my Window, Mae Browner

  103. Adam says:

    Fantastic by everyone! Times if our lives by Erin Fitzgerald is my favourite

  104. Jenny Foley Kelleher says:

    I vote for Callum Lappin Farrell

  105. Michelle ruddy says:

    Erin Fitzgerald’s Time of our lives.

  106. Conor says:

    Erin Fitzgerald times of our lives – absolutely love it, very imaginative

  107. Maria Nolan says:

    Times of our Lives by Erin FitzGerald..
    Amazing use of colour and imagination!!

  108. Orla moran says:

    Times Of our lives by Erin Fitzgerald

  109. Ben Kilcoyne says:

    They’re all excellent but Time of our Lives by Erin FitzGerald really stands out for me. It’s so colourful.

  110. G. Bernard says:

    Erin Fitzgerald’s Time of our lives! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  111. Cassandra Taylor says:

    Time of our lives Erin Fitzgerald
    Fantastic imagination
    Love it

  112. Tim Humphries says:

    Erin Fitzy Fitz…. wow… what an amazing colourful piece of art…. very well done..

  113. Lucy Browne says:

    Erin Fitzgerald for my vote please!

  114. Sonia Dolan says:

    Times of our lives by Erin Fitzgerald

  115. Cathal says:

    Times of our lives by Erin. Amazing imagination and colours

  116. Sharon Doyle says:

    Times of our Lives by Erin FitzGerald!!

  117. Cathal FitzGerald says:

    Flavia’s wavy sea…..is it for sale!

  118. Anthony Carmichael says:

    Nuala James’s is so eye catching I vote fir Nualla

  119. Lee Choi Leng says:

    I vote for nuala James, dog walk. Caught my attention with the lovely colours.

  120. Laura says:

    Nuala James for art competition

  121. Monica Williams says:

    I vote for Nuala James. She has drawn a lovely intricate picture of an interesting walk with her dog through her imaginary Town. Well done Nuala! I would love to have one of those ice-creams..

  122. Monica Williams says:

    I vote for Nuala James. She has drawn a lovely intricate picture of an interesting walk with her dog. We’ll done Nuala! I would love one of those ice-creams.

  123. Jenny says:

    Great picture by Nuala James. Good colours and detail.

  124. Aoife Murray says:

    Nuala James

  125. Barry Spencer says:

    They’re all really good but I have to go with Dog Walk by Nuala James

  126. Elaine Roberts says:

    All entries are good but my vote goes to Dog Walk by Nuala James aged 11. It looks fun, great detail and just love the colours. Well done!

  127. Yvonne says:

    The Daffodils just brightened the day of a ‘cocooned’ grandma! All the pictures were good but I have to give my vote to the one that really made me smile – Laoise O’Gorman. Daffodils

  128. Padraic McMahon says:

    I love the one by Laoise O’Gorman – gorgeous color and brightness!

  129. C. McMahon says:

    Love Laoise’s daffodils! She gets our vote!

  130. Lee yoke Lan says:

    I vote Nuala James.
    A very detailed drawing and a play of bright
    colours.

  131. George Horrocks says:

    I vote for Nuala James.

  132. Heong Horrocks says:

    I vote for Nuala James. Very symmetrical drawing with loads of bright colours.

  133. Lisa McKenna says:

    My vote is for Nuala James, love her picture

  134. Anne Jervis says:

    My vote is for Nuala James. Love the colour in the picture. Anne

  135. Lisa McKenna says:

    I vote for Nuala James, just love her picture

  136. I really like Nuala’s picture ,it’s so eye catching.

  137. Philomena Lyons says:

    Nuala James. I love the bright colours and her attention to detail.

  138. Colette Curran says:

    Vote for Nuala James

  139. Kiah McCabe says:

    Laci McCabe

  140. Cathy nolan says:

    Lacing beautiful Rocks so
    Relaxing and colourful

  141. Sarah says:

    Laci McCabes photo

  142. Renata Fortes says:

    Vote for Laci McCabe

  143. Anita Tuesley says:

    Let there be rocks, Laci McCabe

  144. Jess says:

    Let There Be Rocks by Laci McCabe
    Great work Laci !!
    fingers and toes crossed for you

  145. Andrea Browne says:

    Let There Be Rocks by Laci McCabe Love it

  146. Ann cusack says:

    Wavy sea by flavia

  147. Brigid Galligan says:

    The Boss by Jack Galligan

  148. Fiona Toolan says:

    Has to be the youngest entry so far. Flavia. Great work

  149. Ailbhe says:

    Loads of amazing pictures but Flavia’s Wavy Sea takes the top spot for me!

  150. Genevieve says:

    Jack Galligan ofcourse

  151. Barbara Garber says:

    My vote is Flavia Wavy Sea

  152. Amazing high standard of entries – some beautiful work!
    I vote for Flavia (6). I’m not biased or anything!

  153. Sara says:

    Voting for Flavia

  154. Luanna says:

    They are all stunning but the wavy sea by Flavia gets my vote!

  155. Sarah says:

    Jack Galligan’s King Charles is incredible

  156. Claire says:

    Jack Galligan, amazing!

  157. Caroline says:

    Jack Galligan of course

  158. Jenny dann says:

    The Boss by Jack Gilligan (16) gets my vote

  159. Aisling Venables says:

    Jack Galligan gets my vote, amazing!

  160. Aileen Lennon says:

    Jack Galligan for the art comp

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