Wicklow students compete for Texaco Children’s art competition

Judging of the 25,800 entries received in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition is currently underway with winners to be announced in mid-April.

Pictured is adjudicator Eoin Butler admiring two of the entries received from students in Wickow Town this year. From left, they are a work entitled ‘Daisy Field’ by a pupil from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin and another entitled ‘Wave of West Coast’, by a pupil from Dominican College.

In all, over 900 young Wicklow artists submitted entries this year. Currently in its 66th year, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition is the longest-running art sponsorship in Ireland. First held in 1955, it is hosted annually by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

Last year Naoise Hennessy (Pictured above), a 16-year old student at Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew was chosen overall winner of the 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category.

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