Ireland 2016

Irish Winners Gallery

We invite you to check out the 12 winning  artworks in the ‘gallery’ below, where we’ll be sharing one a day over the upcoming weeks. Below each artwork is its title, along with a short description as provided by the artist. We think you’ll agree that they’re all fantastic!



‘Spiky Hedgehog’ by Aoife Burnett (Age 16)



‘The Puffin’ by Annabel Needham (Age 8)



‘Blue Tit Collage’ by Jennifer Wilson (Age 13)

A collage of a blue tit, using bits of magazine and paper.



‘Beautiful Butterflies and Moths’ by Anna Bennis (Age 5)



‘Pheasant’ by Nephtalié Kinzenga (Age 14)

A bird, mixed media.



‘One Summer’s Eve’ by Amelie Metcalfe (Age 8)

One summer’s evening, a deer was walking through the woods, just as the sun was setting.



‘Bee in the Burren’ by Euan Farrell (Age 9)

A bumblebee flies over limestone pavement and gentians.



‘Angler Fish’ by Odhran Bates Fallon (Age 6)



‘The Blue Heron’ by Abeeha Syed (Age 10)

The blue heron in the long grass, beside a lake.


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‘Free’ by Gabriella da Silva (Age 11)

Me enjoying the beautiful trees and woodland animals of our wild Ireland.


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‘The Kingfisher’ by Edward Mulcahy (Age 7)

This bird is very fast.



‘Busy Bobby the Bee’ by Noah Farrell (Age 6)

Bobby the bee flies happily amongst the daisies.


Announcement of Winners

After receiving an overwhelming 1,200+ entries, we created a shortlist of ‘commended’ artworks. From these, we’d like to announce that we have chosen 11 artworks based on the judges recommendations, and we are also revealing a ‘Founders Choice’ selection, for a total of 12 artworks that were converted to postcards.

You can purchase these on our Etsy shop here! 100% of funds from sales go directly towards the initiative.


You can check out the names of the competition winners in the image below. And, keep your eyes open for a special showcase of the shortlisted, ‘highly commended’, entries!

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Big congratulations to the 12 winners of our 2016 Irish competition, and thank you to everyone who took part… we were blown away not only be everyone’s artistic talents, but also in the care taken to depict the beauty, magnificence, and wonder of Ireland’s biodiversity.