Five Limerick students awarded in Texaco Children’s Art Competition

David MacAodha (age 15), a pupil at Coláiste Íde Agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, is a winner in this year's 70th Texaco Children's Art Competition. He is pictured with his prize-winning work entitled ‘A Forgotten Life’.

FIVE students from Limerick have scooped prizes in the prestigious Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

In the 14-15 age category, 15-year-old David MacAodha from Coláiste Íde agus Iosaf in Abbeyfeale won third prize for his work ‘A Forgotten Life’, which was described by final adjudicator Professor Gary Granville as being “a deep, thoughtful, and evocative portrait of contemplation”.

16-year-old Caleb Morris’ piece which earned him a Special Merit Award.

Four Limerick students earned themselves Special Merit Awards for works that Prof Granville said “demonstrated high levels of skill and imagination”.

16-year-old Caleb Morris, also from Coláiste Íde agus Iosaf, got a Special Merit Award for his piece, as well as 15-year-old Eva Liang from Coláiste Chiaráin in Croom, 11-year-old Zihan Yan from Scoil Mháthair Dé, and Jillian Arriana Atienza (11) from St Paul’s National School in Dooradoyle.

11-year-old Zihan Yan’s piece that was awarded a Special Merit.

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition marked its 70th year this year.

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