Young Light

For Cruinniú na nÓg, the Glucksman invited young people in Ireland to design posters that celebrate their community and surroundings.

We were thrilled to see so many entries to see artworks celebrating local areas across Ireland, capturing the colours and light of your part of the country and the people and places that make it unique. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Young Light poster. We congratulate the winners and are delighted to showcase their imaginative entries below. 

Category A Winner U6: Adam Sahli  

Adam created a map of Cork city that captures the River Lee and the city’s landmarks and monuments. Adam wanted to represent his community, he looked at the shops, houses and restaurants in his area. The flags represent the multiculturalism of the city and the languages that Adam’s classmates speak. Adam attends South Lee Educate Together School in Cork.

Category B Winner 6-9 years: Jemima Foster

Jemima is from Tralee in county Kerry. Her interests are finding insects and fossils, bone hunting, unicorns, reading, artwork experiments, model making and gymnastics. Jemima’s poster captures the colours in the mountains of her local area, the Kerry Camino experience with the dia guit bench and horses, Blennerville windmill, blackberry jam, the beach and sea activities and the amazing colourful skies she regularly sees.

Category C Winner 10-13 years: Sophia Sharma

Sophia is from Killarney in county Kerry and she attends Gaelscoil Faithleann. Sophia’s poster portrays her daily routine during the COVID-19 lockdown, when she would head with her father for walks in the local park to be surrounded by nature.

Category D Winner 14-17 years: Abigail Kells 

Abigail created her poster digitally using her phone. She drew her community and thought about the colours and symbols that characterized her locale. Hook Head Lighthouse, strawberries and purple and gold represent the county of Wexford while the green captures the many fields that surround her home. For her poster Abigail wanted to capture the different people in her neighbourhood and to spread the message that diversity makes a community a better place.