FOUR Limerick students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
The winners attended an award ceremony in Enfield where they were presented with their awards by Chairman of the judging panel, Professor Gary Granville and Director Ireland Operations at Valero James Twohig.
Special Merit Awards were presented to 12 year old David McPartlin, from Ardscoil Rís, Sadhbh O’Connor and Emily Murphy who are both 17 years old and from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale and 15 year old Dewa Ishaq from Coláiste Nano Nagle, Sexton Street.
The Texaco Children’s Art Competition was first established in 1955 when children were asked to illustrate the phrase ‘Keep It Quiet’, which was a slogan that was being used to promote Havoline motor oil at that time.
Entries were so large for the first competition that organisers decided that a second Competition should be held which was free of any guidance or constraint as regards to theme, method or medium.
Now with an annual entry of over 20,000 paintings, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition has established itself as a unique competition that contributes to art and art education in Ireland, and aims to support and encourage children through art.