Competition Theme


The theme “GROWTH” was chosen for the 2023 theme as it is empowering, strengths based and entirely innovating.

The theme for this year’s Art Competition was decided following a consultation session with students from a local post primary school in Donegal, Loreto Letterkenny.

Jigsaw staff held an interactive session with a group of students from Loreto Letterkenny to discuss their understanding of mental health, what hurts and what helps our mental health and the young people were then tasked with pitching ideas for what they thought would be a new exciting theme for the art competition.

The consultation group showcased many suggested themes that were then shared with Jigsaw Donegal’s Youth Advocates for a final decision. Youth Advocates came to the decision to choose “GROWTH” as the new theme for this year’s Art Competition.

Art Competition Consultation Group, Loreto Letterkenny



1st Prize: €150 ShopLK voucher

2nd Prize: €100 ShopLK voucher

3rd Prize: €50  ShopLK voucher

The competition opens on Thursday 26th October 5pm and all entries must be submitted by Thursday 14th December 5pm.

Award Criteria

The judges for the Art Competition will judge the entry pieces on

1. Quality of Art Work

2. Creativity

3. Alignment with this year’s theme

All entries will be judged by our wonderful judging panel consisting of a Jigsaw Youth Advocate, a local artist & an expert in mental health.

How to

Enter the Competition

So, get your creative ideas flowing, consider this year’s theme of “growth” and what that means to you with regards to mental health & well-being and good luck. Please remember to do the following:

1. Read our Terms and Conditions

2. Print off and fill in our entry form

3. Submit your art piece with your entry form

4. All entry art pieces must be submitted by December 14th 2023 5pm to Jigsaw Donegal’s Hub at Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal F92 FH36

How to Get Involved in Mind your Melon Art Competition


Entry Form

Download, print off and fill in our entry form. Please ensure to submit your completed entry form along with your entry.


Terms & Conditions

To find out important information concerning our terms and conditions ahead of entering this Art Competition, please ensure you download our “Terms and Conditions of Entry” document and read fully.

You can find out “Terms and Conditions of Entry” document here.


Supports & Services

Asking for help is a sign of strength. Here are some amazing organisations offering support and information for young people.

Text 50808

Text 50808 is a free 24/7 text service, where you connect with a trained Crisis Volunteer. The Crisis Volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.
Text DLMH to 50808


Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland.