Mental Health Ireland 2016-17 Art & Photo Competition “Entries by Dec 02”

MHI 2016-17 Art & Photo Competition entries BY DEC 12
MHI 2016-17 Art & Photo Competition entries BY DEC 12

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland.They have a network of 92 Mental Health Associations throughout the country, all led by volunteers. Their Mental Health Associations fundraise to organise outings and events for those struggling with mental health in their communities.

Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities, and through our network of Mental Health Associations,they support people who experience mental health difficulties on their journey of recovery.

MHI’s Vision & Values

MHI’s vision is for an Ireland where mental health is valued as being an essential part of personal wellbeing and the health of the nation. MHI will lead the way in informing Irish society’s understanding of mental health and fostering a culture where people with mental health difficulties are respected and supported.

We believe that everyone is entitled to inclusion in society and opportunity for personal fulfilment;
We believe in the right of everyone to be treated with dignity, respect and equality;
We believe in the right of those experiencing mental health difficulties to be supported in their recovery;
We are committed to transparency in our work and compliance with the highest ethical standards.

2016-17 Art & Photo Competition is open for entries!

MHI’s annual Photography and Art Competitions are both open for entries!  Last year we received so many fantastic entries and we would be delighted to have even more students and schools take part this year!

The theme for this year is once again ‘Mind Your Mental Health’. We do not need students to include these words in their entry but they are welcome to if they wish.

Links to download the entry forms and guidelines for both the Art and Photography Competition are attached below.

Combo Art Entry Form and Guidelines 2016-2017

Combo Photo Entry Form and Guidelines 2016-2017

Please be sure to read the guidelines for both competitions making note of the closing date Friday 2ndDecember, 2016. All art entries must be sent in landscape in A4 size. All photo entries to be emailed in jpeg format to and sent in hard copy in 10” x 8” please.

We would like all art teachers to get involved in this exciting project and to encourage their students to explore what positive mental health means to them through art or photography.

The national winner in each competition will receive a €250 One4all Gift Card and each provincial winner will receive a €50 One4all Gift Card. National and provincial winners in the art and photography category will all feature in our 2017 Calendar alongside four additional outstanding entries.

We will once again host the week-long National Exhibition of 26 Highly Commended entries which will be publically exhibited alongside the national and provincial winners. The exhibition will culminate with an awards ceremony for all winners and highly commended entries.

We wish all teachers and students the best of luck and hope you enjoy exploring what positive mental health means to you!