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Posted on Wednesday 10 March 2021 by Talitha Taylor

Shelter NI 40th Anniversary Art Competition and Calendar 


In August 2020, we launched our first ever art competition leading up to our 40th Anniversary, with the winning submissions printed in our 40th anniversary calendar. We received an incredible response and are so appreciative of everyone who donated prizes, liked and shared our social media posts related to the events, bought our calendar, and of course, submitted their artwork! 

In the words of our celebrity judge Tara Lynne O’Neill (Derry Girls): ‘They were all very very good – so hard to pick!’ However, tough choices were made, and here were our judges’ final decisions: 




Nina   grand prize winner


Children’s Category Winners: 

Nina Balmaverde 

Jude Robb 

Finn Griffin 

Kayleigh Diver 

Teen Category Winners: 

Caitlin O’Doherty 

Jazmine Cabaluna 

Becky Phelan 

Amy Barber 

Adult Category Winner 

Kit Rees

Edele Watters 

Emma Doherty 

Chloe McDevitt 


Thanks to all our winners and other entrants for their masterpieces! A massive thank you also goes out to our creative judging panel of graphic designers, marketers, artists and actors: Ciaran Harley (Zoocreative), Catriona Holmes, Manus Deery, and Tara Lynne O’Neill (Derry Girls) for taking part, and to all the businesses that donated prizes: 

Movie House Cinemas 

Zeus Detailing 

The Lamppost Café 

Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre 

Dundonald International Ice Bowl 

Hobbycraft Newtownabbey 

Prison Island Belfast 

Flying Tiger Copenhagan 

McColgans Quality Foods Ltd 


We couldn’t have achieved any of this this without your hard work and generosity, and the calendar only looks as fabulous as it does because of all of YOUThanks to everyone who bought the calendars, we were able to sell over 100! Those left over were donated to local nursing and residential homes, community organisations, and housing associations. 


We have more exciting events coming up this year to celebrate our 40th anniversary, so make sure to keep updated, especially if you missed out on the art competition! Updates will be posted on our social media pages, so make sure to give us a follow: 

FB: @ShelterNI

Twitter: @ShelterNI

Instagram: @ShelterNI

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