Katya's classroom creation to grace Texaco calendar
A drawing by 12-year-old Louth student Katya Lalor, a pupil at St. Mary's Parish Primary School in Drogheda has been chosen to illustrate a 2014 calendar being published to mark the 60th anniversary the Texaco Children's Art Competition which occurs next year.
Katya's work, which will brighten up thousands of homes across Ireland during the month of June, is one of 20 works selected to feature in the publication.
Entitled 'The Longest Day', it is a humorous and expertly illustrated study of classroom life that a competition adjudicator said 'so perfectly portrays the level of talent and skill that many young people possess and the high standard of art education being taught in Irish schools.' Katya was a top prize winner in the competition in 2012 and 2013.
Being distributed through Texaco service stations, the full colour, page-per-month calendar is first of a series of undertakings planned by Texaco to mark an event that ranks as Ireland's longest running sponsorship. With entries averaging 30,000 each year, it is estimated that almost two million students have participated in the competition down the years.