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Friday 30 September 2016

Aspiring young artists looking to the future

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2016 Overall Winner Laura Gavin (10) from Scoil Bhride, Kilbride Clonee Co Meath with her painting ' We Will All Travel by Motorised Umbrellas. The awards took place in the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2016 Overall Winner Laura Gavin (10) from Scoil Bhride, Kilbride Clonee Co Meath with her painting ' We Will All Travel by Motorised Umbrellas. The awards took place in the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Paintings of playful dinosaurs, flying umbrellas, tree frogs and floating planets were among the winning entries for this year's Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards.

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The theme of this years competition was 'Imagine 2030' and thousands of aspiring artists sent in creative and colourful canvasses.

This year's overall winner was Laura Gavin from Scoil Bhríde, County Meath.

Her painting, 'In 2030 We Will All Travel by Motorised Umbrellas', shows several ladies soaring through the sky past a rainbow.

Second and third place went to Lisa Crawte from Ballyduff National School, County Wexford, and Aran O'Meara from Caherline National School, County Limerick, with their paintings 'The Future is in Our Hands' and 'In 2030 Dinosaurs Will Come Out to Play Again'.

RTE presenter Bláthnaid Treacy was on hand to congratulate the young artists.

The paintings will be exhibited in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre over the summer.

Irish Independent

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