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Junior Painter

Three female students holding their award-winning framed paintings.

Open to primary school children across Ireland, Sightsavers’ Junior Painter Awards aim to inspire children to express their artistic talent and develop an appreciation of the importance and value of sight. The contest provides a great opportunity to learn about people living with blindness and sight problems in developing countries.

Every year Sightsavers asks children to create a painting under a sight-related theme. This year’s theme was “I want you to see…”

This year’s Junior Painter competition has now closed. If you’d like to register for next year’s competition email

In the meantime, take a look at this year’s prizes and judges, browse our competition gallery or try some of our teaching resources in your classroom. try some of our teaching resources in your classroom

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Junior Painter gallery

Check out some of our past competing schools and their winning works of art in our Junior Painter gallery.

Schools news

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Junior Painter awards exhibition is now open!

01 April 2015

al winners. In third place, Cian Mangan’s “I want you to see a colourful giraffe at sunset”. Sweeping in at second, Ryan Buckley’s “I want you to see the world through the eyes of a dragon” and grabbing the title of overall national winner, Katie O’Brien’s “I want you to see books fly”. You can see all the winners’ masterpieces for yourself at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin city centre is hosting an exhibition of our 15 winning paintings until Sunday 19 April – why not drop in over the Easter holidays?

Three school girls display paintings

Junior Painter: First winners announced!

23 February 2015

The first winners have been announced for Sightsavers' Junior Painter awards 2015. There was some tough competition with over 5,000 entries! A huge congratulations to all the students who took part. Continue reading

Eoin Macken squatting and holding a camera.

Actor Eoin Macken sees our work in action

16 September 2014

Actor, Eoin Macken recently travelled to Mozambique with Sightsavers to make a documentary about our work treating people with cataracts Continue reading

Three teenagers holding framed pictures.

Snap a Sight photo competition

21 March 2014

The votes are in and the winners of Sightsavers’ Snap a Sight photo competition have been awarded. What sight would you miss the most if you lost your vision? Continue reading

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