Luas Art Competition
The Luas Art Competition is an annual competition and is widely acclaimed since its inception in 2007. It has established itself as an important outlet for creative talents to express themselves and to bring their work to the attention of Luas customers. The competition opens for entries every September and invites artists aged 18 years and over to submit artwork based on a specific theme relating to Luas.
The competition accepts submissions of visual or written work, digital reproductions of paintings, sculpture, graphic design, comic design, photography, poetry, short stories, comedy writing or any work that can be printed flat. To enter the competition, participants are required to upload a high quality image of their artwork via the Wildfire Competition Application on the Luas Facebook page. There is one overall winner and eleven runners-up in the competition and great prizes to be won!
- Cheque for €1,000.00
- Annual Luas Ticket valid on both Luas lines
- Winning entry is displayed on Luas trams for a two week period
- Cover and month image on the Luas Official Calendar
- Winning entry is displayed on the Luas website www.luas.ie, Luas Facebook page www.facebook.com/Luas and the RPA website www.rpa.ie
- Gift Voucher for €100.00
- Monthly Luas Ticket valid on both Luas lines
- Month image on the Luas Official Calendar
- Entry is displayed on the Luas website www.luas.ie, Luas Facebook page www.facebook.com/Luas and the RPA website www.rpa.ie
How to Enter
The next Luas Art Competition opens for entries in September. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be notified when the competition starts.
Luas Calendars and Winners Biographies
The theme of the 2012 Luas Art Competition was ‘Luas – adding the missing link!’ This theme related to Luas Broombridge, the planned new extension of the Luas Green Line (Brides Glen to St. Stephen’s Green) through the city centre to Broombridge.
- Click here for 2013 Luas Calendar showcasing the winning entries
- Click here for 2012 Winner and Runners-up Biographies
The theme of the 2011 Luas Art Competition was ‘Luas and Me’ which enabled participants to use their imaginations.
‘Luas taking you to the Heart of Dublin’ was the chosen theme for the 2010 competition. During the summer of 2010 Luas supported a range of activities and events which were aimed at helping Dubliners and non-Dubliners alike to discover the wide range of attractions which are available in the heart of Dublin City. This competition built these successes and was designed to highlight Dublin’s attractions, particularly those which are close to the Luas lines.
Artists were invited to submit artwork using the theme of ‘Luas Docklands (Busáras – The Point)’ which was under construction when the competition opened for entries. Luas Docklands was the new extension of the Luas Red Line (Connolly - Tallaght) to The Point which opened on 8th December 2009. The line serves the IFSC and the area east of the Royal Canal and links with the Luas Red Line between Busáras and Connolly Stops.
There was no theme for this competition which allowed entrants to showcase their creative style in a free and expressive format.
This was the inaugural Luas Art Competition and accepted entries on any subject matter.