Students from Cork, Dublin and Laois claim the winning spots in the 2022 Something Fishy Poster Competition

Two young artists from Cork and Dublin have scooped the winning prizes in the 2022 ‘Something Fishy’ national poster competition, with a third student from Laois being awarded the ‘Special Judges Category’ prize.  The competition which is organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in conjunction with Blackrock Education Centre received artistic entries from across the country.

Madelena Duggan, 6th class winner, Ardfield National School, Clonakilty, Cork

Madelena Duggan, a sixth-class pupil from Ardfield National School in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and Emma Kilmurry, a fifth-class pupil from Sacred Heart School, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin each won in their category for their conservation-themed poster. While Katie O’Neill, a sixth-class pupil from Presentation Portarlington Primary School, Portarlington, Co. Laois won the ‘Special Judges Category’ prize.

Earlier this year, primary school students around the country were challenged by Inland Fisheries Ireland to create a poster with the ‘catch-photo-release’ (CPR) message that could be used in awareness campaigns.

Emma Kilmurry, 5th class winner, Sacred Heart School, Clondalkin, Dublin.

The overall winners will receive a tablet to the value of €500 each and the winner of the ‘Special Judges Category’ will receive a tablet, to the value of €200.

The national poster competition is an important element of the wider ‘Something Fishy’ Educational Programme, aimed at primary school pupils aged between ten and thirteen. It educates students on the importance of biodiversity and on having sustainable habitats, fish and angling. Information about the programme is available from