National Fossil Art Contest

31 Mar 2022

We have officially launched the first-ever National Fossil Art Contest!

The theme of the contest is “Irish Fossils ALIVE”. We are inviting young artists to create a unique art piece inspired by the rich fossil heritage on the island of Ireland. and have prepared a list of some of the most famous Irish fossils on our website for inspiration.

Prizes will be awarded in four age categories: under 8 years, 9-12 years, 13-15 years, and 16-18 years. The overall winner of the contest will win a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a day out fossil hunting with palaeontologists from UCC with lots of other fossil-themed prizes to be won.

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 3rd of May 2022 at 4 pm and the top selected entries will be invited to display their art pieces at a public exhibition at the Glucksman art gallery in Cork in June 2022. Further details on how to enter can be found on our Fossil Art page of the website.

Check out our flyer below (or Ireland’s Fossil Heritage’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram profiles) to share with anyone you think might be interested or who might know someone who might like to enter!

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland