All budding local artists are invited to submit entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition which has been launched by Kilcormac Credit Union Ltd, Illustrating the theme “Happiness is.”. There are two categories – General and Special – with five age groups in each: 7 years and under, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, 14-17 years, 18 years and over (and a further Group section in the SPECIAL category). The Special Category encouraged participants with a physical or intellectual disability to submit entries in free expression without the restriction of the competition’s official theme, if they so wish. Kilcormac Credit Union is inviting anybody with an interest in art to enter the local competition. The competition required entrants to draw or paint posters on the theme using pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markers, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage. All entries must be submitted on either A3 or A2 size paper or board and must be in a landscape shape. Winners at local level go on to represent Kilcormac Credit Union at regional level and if successful, at national level. Closing date for entry is Friday 23rd October. Entry forms are available from the Credit Union office.