Mallusk Enterprise Park launches Children’s Art Competition to Encourage Local Businesses this Christmas

Mallusk Enterprise Park launches Children’s Art Competition to Encourage Local Businesses this Christmas

Calling all budding artists! 

Mallusk Enterprise Park has launched an exciting competition to let local primary school children show off their creative talents and to encourage local businesses this Christmas.

Emma Garrett CEO of local enterprise agency Mallusk Enterprise Park, said: “We are inviting local primary school children to enter our Art Competition for the chance to have their artwork displayed in the Park at our Christmas Market event, on our online channels and to win prizes from our local businesses.”

“The competition brief is to produce an artwork of their favourite local business or social enterprise and we hope that our local business community will be encouraged to learn that what they offer features favourably in the minds of our local youth. We, as an enterprise agency are calling on local people to support local, buy local and shop local this Christmas and we look forward to bringing favourite enterprises to the front of minds to encourage spending within the local economy.”

There are three competition categories; primary one and two, primary three to five and primary six and seven. Each age category will have an overall winner and two runners up.

The competition will run to 5pm on 30 November 2022 and winners will be announced on the evening of 1 December 2022 at the Mallusk Christmas market event.

All local children, primary school aged are encouraged to enter and all they need to do is produce an A4 landscape piece of their own unique artwork. The choice of art is up to each individual and can be a hand drawing, a painting, graffiti or digital art.

Each of the winners will have an image of their piece of art displayed in the brand new Enterprise Hub at Mallusk Enterprise Park and on social media. Winning entries may also be used in future marketing campaigns.

To submit an entry or for more information, please visit or email:

As well as the winning artworks the Mallusk Enterprise Park Christmas Market features over 20 local traders – from food & drink to arts and crafts, a free Santa’s grotto and complimentary festive drinks and food nibbles. DJ music will be supplied by tenant of Mallusk Enterprise Park: Audio Level.

The free to attend evening event to support and showcase local entrepreneurs will facilitate donations to collectively build a festive food tree for Newtownabbey Food Bank, a Christmas present tree for Cash for Kids and a raffle will be held to collect funds to help the work of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.


Mallusk Enterprise Park launch Children's Art Competition Photo of Chairman of Mallusk Enterprise Park Iain Patterson with CEO Emma Garrett
Chairman of Mallusk Enterprise Park Iain Patterson with CEO Emma Garrett launch Art Competition to give budding young artists a blank canvas to show their support for local enterprise

About the Children’s Art Competition:

Art Competition Mallusk Enterprise Park

Prizes to be WON.

Help Mallusk Enterprise Park celebrate and support local enterprise on this our 30th year helping local entrepreneurs and businesses launch and grow.

All local children of primary school age are invited to enter into the art competition.

We are asking children to create a picture of their favourite local shop, business or social enterprise.

They can draw it on A4 paper (landscape format) using pencils, pens, crayons or paint, design it on the computer or even use graffiti as their art form – the choice is theirs!

We hope that publishing these artworks will encourage our local businesses and social enterprises and help inspire our local community to support local, buy local and shop local both now and in the future.

Winners will be announced at the Mallusk Enterprise Park Christmas Market on 1 December 2022.

The deadline for submissions is 30 November at 5pm.
You can submit the entry by post or by hand delivering the A4 artwork to the brand new Enterprise Hub at Mallusk Enterprise Park during office hours. Entries are also now, on request, accepted digitally – email:

Entry conditions:
Entry is open to local primary school aged children only and each entrant must have adult consent from a parent or guardian to enter.
The Art must all be the child’s own work.
Only one competition entry is permitted per individual.
Postal entries are permitted. Only those carrying correct postage will be accepted and they must arrive no later than first post on the published closing date for the Competition.
Entries received after this time will not be accepted. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery and no responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, delayed or mislaid.
In the case of entry by means other than post, no responsibility or liability will be accepted for entries which are not received or are lost for any reason. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of entry.
Employees of Mallusk Enterprise Park or their families may not enter the Competition.
It must be received by the Enterprise Hub office before 5pm 30 November 2022.
Art to be drawn/printed in A4 landscape format.
Please include on the back of the entry the child’s name, age, primary school name and location as well as the name and telephone number of their parent/guardian (this information will only be used to contact the finalists).
The age categories of entry for judging purposes will be: P1 -P2, P3 – P5 & P6-P7.
All competition entries will be considered by a panel of judges on or before 1 December 2022 with all finalist artwork to be displayed and winners announced at the Mallusk Enterprise Park Christmas Market on 1 December 2022 from 5pm to 8pm. The judges’ decision will be final.
Entrants must agree to participate in publicity including photos.
Mallusk Enterprise Park reserve the right to change the rules applicable to the Competition or to void the Competition at any time and for any reason.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, prizes are not transferable and no cash alternative to prizes will be offered.
If the winner of the Competition is unable to take up the prize for any reason or in the event that time is of the essence and a winner cannot be successfully contacted by Mallusk Enterprise Park team within a reasonable period, Mallusk Enterprise Park reserves the right to award the prize to an alternative winner, in which case the first winner chosen will not be eligible for any share of the prize whatsoever.
By entering the competition the winner and his/her family consent to publicity surrounding the win as Mallusk Enterprise Park deems appropriate.
Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. Mallusk Enterprise Park reserve the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.

We hope that as many local primary schools as possible will proactively take part in our Children’s Art Competition. We are also delighted to receive art directly from individual children if their school decides not to officially participate.

Best of luck to all our budding enterprise artists, we look forward to receiving your masterpieces.

If you have any queries please contact Susan at the new Enterprise Hub at Mallusk Enterprise Park:

028 9083 8860


Enterprise Hub
Mallusk Enterprise Park
2 Mallusk Drive, BT36 4GN

4 November, 2022