organised by the Dublin Diocesan Jubilee Education Steering Committee in
association with Aer Rianta, Dart Suburban Rail, Dun Laoghaire Terminal, G.P. O.
Arnotts Henry St., Blackrock, Wicklow and Stillorgan Shopping Centres.
Objective: To heighten public awareness of the 2000th birthday of Jesus Christ.
Categories: Primary: Junior (Junior Infants, Senior Infants, lst,2nd) Senior(3rd,4th,5th,6th)
Post-primary: Junior(lst,2nd 3rd) Senior(4th,5th,6th)
Medium: The nativity scripture text Luke 2:1-14
Now at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree for a census of the whole world to be
taken. This census-the first-took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria, and
everyone went to his own town to be registered. So Joseph set out from the town of
Nazareth in Galilee and travelled up to Judaea, to the town of David called Bethlehem,
since he was of david's House and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his
betrothed, who was with child. While they were there the time came for her to have her
child, and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn. In the
countryside close by there were shepherds who lived in the fields and took it in turns to
watch their flocks during the night. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory
of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, "Do not be afraid.
Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the
town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign
for you.- you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. " And
suddenly with the angel there was a great throng of the heavenly host, praising God and
singing: "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to men who enjoy his favour".
Interpreted in any medium or mixed media (Paper Marché, Wood,
Metal,Clay, Paint, Textile, etc.)
2 dimensional Maximum size: 152 cm square
Minimum size: A2 size (59 X 42 cm)
3 dimensional Maximum size: 152 cm square X 61 cm deep
Minimum size: 76 cm square X 61 cm deep
Completed entries must be on public display within the school
premises and available for adjudication from 15th to 26th November 1999.
A. Interpretation of the scripture text (50 marks)
1. Accurate interpretation of the text.
2. Imaginative expression of the human realities evident in the text.
B. Artistic merit and suitability for public exhibition. (50 marks)
1. Sensitive use of materials.
3. Skill in use of materials.
Certificate of Participation for all entrants. The winning entries will be
awarded a sponsored prize and their entry will be put on public displayed from the
beginning of December 1999 to January 2000 in the following venues Dun Laoghaire
Terminal, G.P.O., Pearse Station and Dart trains, Amotts Henry St., Blackrock,
Wicklow, Stillorgan Shopping Centres at owner's risk.
Closing Date for return of application Form: 30th October 1999.