Westmeath students invited to design poster for National Heritage Week

Fourth, fifth, and sixth year students from Westmeath are being invited to design a poster for National Heritage Week. The winning poster will be developed by a professional design agency and feature in a national advertising campaign to include TV, print and online.

National Heritage Week, which takes place from August 21-29, 2010, promotes Ireland’s rich and diverse natural, cultural, and built heritage through a week-long programme of events nationwide.

“This competition is a fantastic opportunity for students who are creative to re-design the look and image for National Heritage Week. The poster should illustrate the values of the week, the breadth of heritage across Ireland, eg marine environment, wildlife, museums, music and folklore, or a specific aspect of heritage that students feel best illustrates Heritage Week,” explained Isabell Smyth of the Heritage Council.

Submissions can be made by individual students or a class group. Up to two entries may be submitted per individual or class. The winner will receive a €300 gift voucher for an individual entry or €500 voucher for a class entry.

Entries, which should not be smaller than A4 or bigger than A2, should be posted with accompanying taglines to the Heritage Council, Kilkenny by the closing date of February 26 2010.

National Heritage Week is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council and funded by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and is part of European Heritage Days, which is celebrated in over 49 countries across Europe.

Throughout the week over 1,000 events take place across Ireland ranging from medieval fairs, storytelling, traditional music sessions, and night-time bat walks.

Further information is available on www.heritageweek.ie

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