DUBLIN, Ireland, June 2, 2011 ( – Popular Irish singer and former politician Dana Scallon has launched the first nationwide children’s pro-life art competition. Prizes will be presented to the winners at Ireland’s annual Rally for Life in Dublin next month, which has become the country’s largest pro-life event.


Scallon says the competition, called Art4Life, is a “wonderful opportunity for children to use their natural creativity to show their love for life.”

Open to all children under 12 years of age, entrants are asked create a piece of art, such as a painting, a poem, or a video, illustrating the theme “Why Life is Precious.”

There are 11 prizes to be won; the top prize of a cool ‘Flicker’ scooter will be presented by Dana at the All-Ireland Rally for Life on July 2nd.

The rally’s theme of ‘Celebrating Life’ brings thousands together every year in a great day out for an important cause with live music, face painting, balloons and fun for young and old.

“The Rally is always a very joyful, colourful event, with lots of families attending and a real festival atmosphere,” said Rebecca Roughneen of the Rally for Life committee. “We’re delighted to have this Art4Life competition now incorporated into the Rally and we’re looking forward to seeing all the entries pile in.”

Entries for the Art4Life competition should be sent to:

The Life House
60a Capel Street
Dublin 1

Digital entries may be sent to [email protected]

For more information visit the All-Ireland Rally for Life website here.