Mayo teenager takes the lead in 60th Texaco Children's Art competition
A 16-year-old Mayo student from Claremorris has been chosen as the overall top prize winner of this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
‘Coleman’ by Shania McDonagh, from Mount St Michael Secondary School, Co Mayo has won category A in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition.
Her achievement in winning first prize in the senior age category, for students aged 16-18 years, brings with it the additional distinction of being the sixtieth young artist to share the honour in what is the 60th year of the Competition.
Other competitors collecting accolades in the competition, held in Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery, include Muirine Robinson from Our Lady’s School Terenure.
She took inspiration from her grandmother Mary Brennan for her piece ‘Granny At Night', which won joint 2nd place in category B.
'Hands' by Hannah Witherspoon from Wellington College Belfast won 3rd place in this category.
Jem Fitzpatrick from Rathgar was the winner of category C with 'Cold Hare' while 'Damon Albarn' by Síobhra O'Reardon Farrell from Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin claimed 3rd place in the same category.
'Muckross Park, Rowing boats' by Amy Doran from Dundrum was deemed good enough to take the win in category F, with 'Juicy Banana' by Malahide's Julianne Coleman taking 2nd place, and Caitlin Rea from St Marys National School, Co. Carlow 3rd with 'Snow Leopard' in that category.