At national level, credit unions run two national competitions aimed at young people.

Credit Union Schools Quiz

The Credit Union Schools Quiz is one of the most exciting events in the primary school calendar, consisting of two knock out stages at local and regional level and culminating in a National Final in Dublin’s RDS where 100 qualifying teams compete for the title of Schools Quiz champions.

The Quiz is divided into two sections: Competition A for children up to 11 years and Competition B for children under 13. Local quiz winners go through to the Regional Finals and regional winners and runners-up (100 teams of 4 children) compete for the National titles.

The Schools Quiz is run throughout communities all over Ireland by volunteers from over 300 credit unions. The questions are compiled by primary school teachers and will cover topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.  

The local level heats take place at the end of January each year. Enquire in your local credit union for more details.

Credit Union Art Competition

The Credit Union Art competition is one of the biggest competitions of its type for children and adults alike. It has been running for over 30 years and is open to entrants of all ages.

The competition attracts over 30,000 entries each year and is run through a network of over 460 credit unions located throughout the island of Ireland. 

There are two categories in the 2014 national Art Competition – General and Special.

Each category will have the following age groups:

  • 7 years and under
  • 8-10 years
  • 11-13 years
  • 14-17 years
  • 18 years and over

The local round of the competition takes place in September/ October each year. Enquire in your local credit union for more information.

Check out the Credit Union Art competition website here.

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