Incredible Years in Action Photo Competition
Over 100 photos of the Incredible Years Programmes in Action involving families, early years services, schools and community groups were very much in focus at a special event held in the County Library in Dundalk on Wednesday 18th October.
The event was the Announcement & Prize Giving Ceremony of the winners of the Incredible Years in Action Photo Competition, organised by The Genesis Programme.
The competition was sponsored by CTI Business Solutions and each of the winners received a €100 voucher from them and a framed print of their winning entry. Also unveiled on the day was a specially commissioned pop up banner that features all 100+ entries, which will be on tour around early years services, schools, community groups and public offices over the coming months.
The following were the winners in each of the different categories:
Overall Winner – ‘Happiness is in a Great Big Hug from Molly’
From St. John’s JNS in Drogheda, the picture was taken by Bernie Pentony and features teacher Catriona Smith and Viktoria Urbena – getting a big hug from Molly.
Early Years Winner – ‘Where, oh where, oh where is Wally?’
This picture was taken in Lios na nÓg in Dundalk by Angela Harvey of the children from the pre school year group playing.
Schools Winner – ‘The Calm’
This picture features the Senior Infants class at Castletown Girls’ School in Dundalk and was taken by their teacher Caroline Neary during one of their Incredible Years sessions.
Community Winner – ‘To an Incredible Start in Life’
Featuring participants in an Incredible Years Parent and Parent Programme this picture was submitted by Lucy Maguire from their Group Leaders, Lucy Maguire from the Teen Parent Support Programme (Tusla) and Antoinette Loughran, Public Health Nurse (HSE).
Home Winner – ‘Brothers by Love’
This picture was taken by Nicole Byrne at her home in Drogheda of her two boys, Harry aged one and Shay aged six. In her own words, ‘both so happy, taking everything in their stride and enjoying each other’s company’
Best Picture Taken by a Child Winner – ‘Happy Family!’
This picture was taken by 8 year old Christos Kostopoulos, a student at St. Nicholas’ NS in Dundalk and submitted by his mother, Danai Tsingari.