Sunday 20 October 2019

Texaco Children's Art Competition winners - see the stunning work created by talented finalists

Texaco Children’s Art competition. Naoise Hennessy, a 16-year old student from Craanford, near Gorey, has been chosen overall winner of this year's 65th Texaco Children's Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category.
Texaco Children’s Art competition. Naoise Hennessy, a 16-year old student from Craanford, near Gorey, has been chosen overall winner of this year's 65th Texaco Children's Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category.
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. First prize of €400 in Category G, reserved for entries from young artists with special needs, was won by 13-year old James Moonan, a pupil at The Arthouse, Drogheda, Co. Louth, for his work entitled ‘Old Friends’. Pic Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. In Category D (9-11 years), first prize (€250) was won by 10-year old Amihan Navarro, a pupil at Guardian Angels’ National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, for a work entitled ‘Little Me’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Second prize (€200) was won by Walt Russell (age 9), a pupil at Scoil Assaim, Raheny, Dublin 5, for his work entitled ‘A Painting Of Me Painting’. A previous winner, Walt won second prize in category D of last year’s Competition and a Special Merit Award in 2017. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art. Third prize in category E (7-8 years), (€125) went to Síofra Nic Pháidín (age 8), a pupil at Scoil Lorcáin, Baile Na Mánach, Co. Dublin, for her work entitled ‘Kanzi The Cockapoo’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Third prize in Category G (€200) went to Ryan King (age 9), a pupil at St. Ita's School, Drogheda, Co. Louth, for his work entitled ‘A Ship's Voyage’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art. Second prize In Category F (6 years and younger), (€125) was won by Fallon Murphy (age 6), a pupil at Creative Kubs, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, for a work entitled ‘Fallon's Portrait’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Also in Category A, second prize (€1,000) was won by Lauren Dolphin (age 18), a pupil at Saint Raphael's College, Loughrea, Co. Galway, for her self-portrait. Pic. Mac Innes Photography.
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Second prize In Category E (7-8 years), (€150) was won by Eve Aherne (age 8), a pupil at St. Marnock's National School, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, for her work entitled ‘Busy Bee Do Not Disturb’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography.
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Second prize in category C (€250) was won by 12-year old student Anna Dunlea, a pupil at Fossa National School, Killarney, Co. Kerry, for her self- portrait. Pic Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. In Category E (7-8 years), the first prize of €200 was won by 8-year old Alfie Whyte, a pupil at Cloughoge Primary School, Newry, Co. Armagh, for his work entitled ‘My Brother Charlie’.Pic. Mac Innes Photography.
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Second prize (€350) was won by Natalia Connolly (age 14), a pupil at Presentation College, Hacketstown Road, Carlow, for her work entitled ‘Through The Alleyway’. No stranger to the competition, Natalia won a Special Merit Award in last year’s competition. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Third prize In Category C (12-13 years), (€200) went to Laura Holloway (age 13), a pupil at Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, for her work entitled ‘My Friend Alice’.Pic. Mac Innes Photography.
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Luke Byrne

Young artists are painting a bright picture of the future of Irish talent in the industry.

Hundreds entered this year's Texaco Children's Art Competition, the 65th year of the event.

Flying the flag for Dublin among the winners was Lea Moloney (13), a pupil at St Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, for her work entitled My Ouma.

In the nine- to 11-year-old category, Amihan Navarro (10), a pupil at Guardian Angels' National School, Blackrock, picked up the top prize her for her work, Little Me.

16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Naoise Hennessy, a 16-year old student from Craanford, near Gorey, has been chosen overall winner of this year's 65th Texaco Children's Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category.
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. Naoise Hennessy, a 16-year old student from Craanford, near Gorey, has been chosen overall winner of this year's 65th Texaco Children's Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category.

Naoise Hennessy (16), from Craanford, near Gorey, was the overall winner of the competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 age category.

Her winning entry, called Lifelines, was described by competition adjudicators as "a finely detailed study that so perfectly captures the features and character of the subject" and is a portrait of an elderly lady "delicately reproduced" using watercolour pencils.

16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. In Category D (9-11 years), first prize (€250) was won by 10-year old Amihan Navarro, a pupil at Guardian Angels’ National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, for a work entitled ‘Little Me’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography
16th April 2019. Texaco Children’s Art competition. In Category D (9-11 years), first prize (€250) was won by 10-year old Amihan Navarro, a pupil at Guardian Angels’ National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, for a work entitled ‘Little Me’. Pic. Mac Innes Photography

The awards ceremony took place yesterday at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin.

"It is extremely gratifying to know that our young people continue to show an enduring interest in art and to demonstrate their ability in the magnificent entries we see," said James Twohig, from Valero, the parent company of the Texaco brand.

Former winners include artists Graham Knuttel, Robert Ballagh, Bernadette Madden, Dorothy Cross and fashion designer Paul Costelloe.

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