Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

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Lucy Warszawska’s entry (left) and Clodagh McCluskey’s entry which both won Special Merit Awards in the Texaco Art Competition.

TWO pupils from Presenatation Secondary School have won top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

They were Lucy Warszawska (15) and Clodagh McCluskey (16) who joined fellow Kerry winners, Roibeard O’Lubhaing (7), from Scoil an Fhirtearaigh and Ella De Mórdha (6), from Scoil Dhún Chaoin, as Special Merit Awards for artworks that Final Adjudicator, Professor Gary Granville, said “displayed high levels of skill and creativity.”

No stranger to the Competition, Clodagh won first prize in the 14-15 years age category last year.

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The Texaco Children’s Art Competition is popularly regarded as the longest-running sponsorship in the history of arts sponsoring in Ireland, with an unbroken history that dates back to the very first Competition held in 1955.

This year, as has been the case throughout its life, it has been a platform on which young artists from Kerry and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

From 31st May to 30th June, Belfast’s Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s Competition. Admission is free and the Academy is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm.

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