Enter the Young Collectors’ Competition
Last year’s inaugural competition was won by James O Floinn (11) from Monkstown, Co Dublin, for his collection of historical military and political memorabilia
Autographs, stamps, coins, postcards, vintage toys, comic-books and sports memorabilia are among the many categories of interest to young collectors. Now’s your chance to share that enthusiasm with a wider audience and win the Young Collector of the Year award for 2013.
For the second year, The Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA) and MyAntiques.ie, owned by The Irish Times, are looking for Ireland’s best young collector. The winner will be awarded €1,000 and have their collection featured in the newspaper.
Last year’s inaugural competition was won by James O Floinn (11) from Monkstown, Co Dublin, for his collection of historical military and political memorabilia including a card signed by Éamon de Valera
and a cheque signed by Terence MacSwiney.
The 2013 competition is open to anyone aged under 18 and will be judged by an expert panel comprising IADA president, George Stacpoole, antiques dealer Niall Mullen and The Irish Times property editor, Madeleine Lyons.
To enter, send a written submission about your collection, in no more than 250 words, explaining where the items have come from, how the collection came about and how long you have been collecting.
Entry is by email only and
entries should be submitted to email@example.com and include your name, age, address and a contact telephone number. Photos of up to 10 items from the collection should be attached separately.
The closing date is Friday,
November 1st, 2013.