Waterford Mural Design Competition

Waterford Mural Design Competition

The fishing industry in Ireland is an integral part of many communities around Ireland’s coast, especially in the South East where Dunmore East is one of the country’s main fishery harbours..

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) which is responsible for the regulation of the sea-fisheries and the sea-food production sectors, is inviting young people in Waterford to help it recognise and celebrate the region’s deep ties with this important industry in a special art competition, where the winning entry will become a mural at the Dunmore East Port office.

Students between 13 – 19 years of age are invited to design an original mural that will be painted onto the gable wall of the SPFA Port Office in Dunmore East.  The mural must visually represent the SFPA’s vision for Ireland’s marine resources but with a local angle. Entries are invited from individuals or teams of up to four people. Entrants must be under 19 years of age on 1st June 2020. 

We are delighted to be working with the great team at Waterford Walls, who will manage the project once the design has been chosen. An artist will work with the student(s), teaching them the basics of working with spray paint as well as managing the creation of the mural to ensure it is finished to a standard that everyone involved can be happy with.

So, pick up your paint brushes, sharpen you drawing pencils and become involved in this exciting opportunity to celebrate and mark Waterford’s sea-fishing industry.

Submissions should be A3 or A4 format and landscape orientation.

Submissions should be accompanied by an entry form to include your official stamp. Entry forms can be downloaded here: www.SFPA.ie/ArtWallCompetition/Entryform

The deadline for receipt of entries has been extended to 5pm, Friday 17th January 2020. Entries received after this deadline will not be considered.

Hard copies should be sent to the following address:


Communications Department – Art Wall Competition,

Park Road,



Co Cork,