Sunday, November 15, 2009

Boyne Valley Honey - Book of Kells Competition

Honey, I Created a Masterpiece!

The Boyne Valley Honey National Art Competition has been officially launched. It is aimed at encouraging primary, secondary and third level students, and Adults alike to get creative this winter. Entrants are invited to submit a work of art on the subject of their choice based on either the Book of Kells itself, the monks who wrote and painted it, the sources of the materials, or life in 9th century Ireland.

Entrants are urged to interpret their chosen theme with imagination and originality. Painting in oils or watercolours, drawings, tapestries, screen printing, embroidery, photography, will all qualify. Each entry must be accompanied by three Book of Kells 'tokens' from jars of BOYNE VALLEY HONEY.

Three Fine Art Facsimiles of The Book of Kells will be presented to the primary and secondary winning schools and to the individual from the third level and adult category, with runners up receiving cash prizes of €100, €250 and €500.  

Each month from October 2009 to February 2010, a finalist will be chosen from the various categories, with all finalists going head to head in the grand finale in March 2010.

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