Student competest for Texaco Children’s Art Award

by Rose Barrett
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Following in the footsteps of leading Irish artists who took part during their early lives – renowned figures such as Graham Knuttel, Robert Ballagh, Dorothy Cross and Bernadette Madden – young artists from across North Dublin submitted entries to this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition, writes Rose Barrett.

Some young Fingal artists are currently having their works evaluated as the judging process gets underway. Pictured above is adjudicator, Seán Kissane, holding one of the entries received from North Dublin this year – a work entitled ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ by a pupil from Stanhope Street Primary School in Stoneybatter.

Winners in the seven age categories, including one exclusively for artworks by young artists with special needs, will be announced in late May.

Currently in its 68th year, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition is the longest-running art sponsorship in Ireland. First held in 1955, it is hosted by Valero Energy (Ireland) limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

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