Limerick students invited to take part in nationwide art comp

LIMERICK students are being invited to take part in a nationwide competition to design a poster for the JP McManus sponsored All Ireland Scholarships.

LIMERICK students are being invited to take part in a nationwide competition to design a poster for the JP McManus sponsored All Ireland Scholarships.

Champion jockey AP McCoy, who was on board Mr McManus’s 2010 Grand National winner, Don’t Push It, lent his support to the All Ireland Scholarships by launching the nationwide contest.

The prize fund for the competition is €10,000 and it is open to all second and third level students throughout Ireland, north and south.

The competition entrants must aim to demonstrate their understanding of the financial benefits associated with winning an All Ireland Scholarship and the “all Ireland” aspect of the scheme.

The winning posters will be used to promote the scholarships which are sponsored by Limerick’s JP McManus and provide financial assistance for third level students across the country.

The value of each scholarship is set at €6,750 per annum in Ireland and stg£5,500 per annum in Northern Ireland.

Commenting at the launch in Trinity College, champion jockey AP McCoy said; “the All Ireland Scholarships are a fantastic way of recognising the very best students from the island of Ireland. They offer an opportunity for students to continue their education and reach their potential without financial constraints. I am delighted to be launching the poster campaign for the scholarships and have no doubt it will create huge interest amongst students, parents and teachers in this country.”

The overall winner in each of the two categories will receive a €3,000 cash prize, with runners up prizes of €1,250 and €750.

The cut off point for entries for the national art competition is Friday, October 14.

Competition information and entry forms are available on www.allirelandscholarships.com with regular updates on Facebook.