Winning pupil of Masterpiece for the MAC 2016 with his class.

Congratulations to all children who entered this year's competition. The competition is now closed for entries, and the judging will soon begin. Masterpiece is Proudly sponsored by Volvic.


Masterpiece for the MAC is a province-wide art competition for children that receives hundreds of entries every year. Young artists from across NI have now sent us their amazing artworks, and the judging process will soon begin.

The judges will soon be meeting to go through the hundreds of artworks that we received this year. 

Winning schools will be notified in December 2017, with the selection of winning entries displayed in the MAC Common Room in January 2018. 

Who is it for?

The aim of this competition is to encourage primary school children throughout Northern Ireland to interact with and be inspired by visual art.

Any primary school in Northern Ireland was eligible to enter the competition. There were four different competition categories:

  1. Foundation - Primary 1 & 2
  2. Key stage 1 - Primary 3 & 4
  3. Key stage 2 - Primary 5,6 & 7
  4. Special Education

How it works

The competition is now closed for entries and the judging process is soon to begin.

Winning schools will be notified in December 2017. 


Masterpiece for the MAC is one of the MAC’s outreach projects.

The event is organised by the MAC. There is no fee for taking part but schools are required to cover the cost of their art materials. 

How to Book

Register your class now for Masterpiece for the MAC 2018-19

To register, send an email to