Carlow schoolchildren invited to design logo for new art initiative


Education Minister Norma Foley encouraged elementary and post-primary students to design a new logo for BLAST – Bringing Performing Arts to Students and Teachers, a new initiative that will allow up to 400 new residences each year in arts in education in schools.

The goal of this program is to give students in schools across the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects.

Students are encouraged to use their creativity to design a logo for this national initiative that all BLAST projects in all schools can use.

The individual winner will be chosen by a jury comprising Westlife Director Louis Walsh and Visual Communication Program Manager, TU Dublin, Brenda Dermody.

The winner will receive a GoPro camera while all entries will receive a certificate from the Department. The competition is open to all students in primary and post-primary schools.

Minister Foley said, “BLAST is a truly exciting initiative that puts creativity and art at the center of our schools and I believe our students can gain valuable skills through the new curriculum.

“I encourage all students to participate in the logo contest. This is a great opportunity to represent your school and use your winning design in all other BLAST projects across the country.

The closing date for registrations by email to [email protected] or by post is Thursday, September 30, 2021.

More information on how to enter the competition is available at

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