Dublin children shine in Texaco Children’s Art Competition

by Mark O'Brien
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Sara Jagodzinska and her mother Martha Texaco Children's Art Competition

Seven West Dublin students are among 37 winners from across Dublin County who have won top prizes in this year’s 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

In the 9-11 years age category, third prize (€150) went to 9-year-old Sara Jagodzinska, from Scoil Mhuire Girls National School, Lucan, for her work entitled ‘Midnight Swim!’.

Other winners from the area, all of whom will receive a Special Merit Award, are Ryan Reynolds (12), Abbie Larkin (12) and Reanna Hand (12), all from St Michael’s School, Chapelizod, Leah Clarke (14) and Ella Simpson (13), both from St Joseph’s School, Tallaght and Holly Pearce (6), from The Studios Lucan.

Nineteen southside children will also pick up awards.

Yuxuan Chen, from Sancta Maria College, Ballyroan. She is pictured with her sister Yuting (15), mother Joyce and her father. Picture: Mac Innes Photography Texaco Children's Art Competition

Yuxuan Chen, from Sancta Maria College, Ballyroan. She is pictured with her sister Yuting (15), mother Joyce and her father. Picture: Mac Innes Photography

In the 12–13 years age category, Yuxuan Chen (13) won first prize (€350) for her self portrait. Her sister Yuting (15) won a Special Merit Award for hers.

Ava Henson (12) won third prize (€200) for her work, ‘Bursting With Excitement’. Ava previously won first prize 3 times! Once in the 7–8 years age category and twice in the 9–11 years age category.

Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in Dublin next month when all of the 126 top prize-winners will be in attendance.

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