winners of the earth day drawing challenge

For Earth Day 2020 (22 April 2020), we invited everyone, young and old, to take part in a drawing challenge on Facebook.
The theme for the competition was ‘Take care of the Earth and the Earth will take care of you’. We asked you to show us your world, the different ways our Earth supports and nurtures us – the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water that fills our rivers and oceans, (and perhaps what we are all missing most at the moment) the space it gives us to play and explore.

Congratulations to Andrea, age 7, who received the most votes with 204 likes, with her drawing called ‘Healed Earth’. It’s a great message for the future and definitely something we can all work towards in different ways. We love your drawing Andrea, well done!

In the Cocooning Category we have Michael, age 84, with 159 likes, with a great drawing of his garden. Apparently there was some pressure from his grandchildren to get involved but he got stuck in. Well done Michael!

Andrea and Michael will both receive an OPW Family Heritage Card (Max. 2 adults & 5 eligible children aged from 12 to 18 years) which will be valid for one year from the date of first use. With this card you can visit any of the State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country for free. See

The response was amazing with unique and creative drawings made right throughout the whole of Earth Day. We are pleased to announce that each entrant will receive a complementary Family Voucher to a fee paying heritage site managed by the OPW. We will post out the vouchers to everyone as soon as the heritage sites re-open. Have you ever been to Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Brú na Bóinne – Newgrange and Knowth, Derrynane House, or Garinish Island?

For more on Earth Day and you can do see