The winners and runners up in each category are then submitted for regional judging (Mayo and West Roscommon in our case), and the winners and runners up at that level are submitted for national judging in Dublin. Prizes are awarded at each level.
The age groups are:
- 7 years and under
- 8 – 10 years inclusive
- 11 – 13 years inclusive
- 14 – 17 years inclusive
- 18 years and over
- Entrants must be of the age or less in the category on 31st December of the year of the competition
The competition has two categories, General and Special, with the Special Category for children and adults with special needs.
There is a separate section for group entries in the Special Category only.
Schools will be notified of the theme of the competition in September each year with the entries being judged in early November.