Best of Summer Art Competition

Enter the Barnardos Best of Summer Art Competition with ALDI and be in with a chance to win a 1 of 3, €1,000 Art Bursaries for your school or crèche. You can also pick up your colouring pencils and other stationary in stores nationwide, Aldi will make a donation to Barnardos for each item purchased. 

Download your entry page and get creative, draw the best part of Summer. Ts&Cs apply* 

  • *Art Competition Terms and Conditions

    The Barnardos Art Competition is open to children aged 4-16 years old, with 3 age categories (4-7, 8-11, 12-16). You must complete the Competition Artwork and submit your entry by Friday 16th September 2022.  

    Entries must be submitted by a parent, guardian or teacher over 18 years of age and should include the child’s name, age and contact info of the parent/ guardian.

    Scan or take a clear picture of your artwork entry and email to [email protected] or post to ALDI Art, 4 Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 Eircode: D08 DT63.

    By entering the competition, we assume we can share the image, name and age of the child across Barnardos and ALDI channels in relation to this competition.

    Your contact info will only be used to alert the competition winners.

    Opened to ROI submissions only.

    A panel of judges from Barnardos will select one winner in each age category to win an Art Bursary in the form of a €1,000 ALDI voucher for their school or crèche.

    Prizes cannot be kept by the individual winner, they must be used for schools art supplies. Barnardos is a registered charity – RCN : 20010027.

Barnardos Back to School Survey

Over half of the parents recently surveyed in our annual Back to School Survey said they are worried about the cost of providing lunches in the upcoming school year.

We will pay for back to school for primary school by picking items up weekly but with another child in secondary school the only way I can pay for her back to school costs is by a payment plan with school. It’s a humiliating way for me to pay for her excessive school costs

- Primary and Secondary School Parent


I am a single parent with three children. Unfortunately the cost of living has increased so much that I am barely scraping by and I have to sacrifice a lot to ensure we have our basic needs met. It doesn't feel like we are thriving it feels like we are surviving.

- Secondary School Parent