In 2020 the ARTiculation Prize Ireland was held online, with participants submitting filmed presentations. The presentations were adjudicated by Michael Maunsell (Lecturer in Corporate Communication, Presentation Skills and Public Speaking and Multiple Speech Contest Winner) and Victoria McCarty (specialist in Architectural Conservation).
On 5 November 2020, speakers, teachers, adjudicators all came together for an online event, hosted by the organisers, Julia Walsh, Education & Outreach Officer, Tipperary Museum of Hidden History, Cultural Services and Claudia Koehler, Education, Community & Outreach Officer, Kerry County Museum.
Adjudicators were invited to ask each of the speakers one question, relating to their submitted presentations, before withdrawing for deliberation. Following feedback given to all participants, Michael Maunsell and Victoria McCarty awarded this year’s First Prize to Rosie Kennelly from Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry for her presentation on Chuck Close, Lucas I, 1986-87.
Participating schools included Mount Sion CBS Secondary School, Waterford; Ursuline Secondary School, Co Tipperary; Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry, and St Leo’s College, Carlow.
In 2019, the final of ARTiculation Ireland was held at Kilkenny Castle on 29 March and was adjudicated by Catherine Marshall, former Head of Learning at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Anna O’Sullivan, Director, Butler Gallery.
Previously, the ARTiculation Prize has also been held in Italy in partnership with the British Council. In 2016 it was held at the British School at Rome, adjudicated by Andrea Rose, Former Director of Visual Arts at the British Council. In 2017, it was held at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, adjudicated by Mario Codognato, art historian and curator. In 2018 it was held at the Liceo Artistico Boccioni in Milan, adjudicated by Jeremy Boudreau, Head of History of Art, the British Institute of Florence.