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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.

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‘Coleman’ by Shania Mc Donagh, from Mount St Michael Secondary School, Mayo has won category A in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. A 16-years old Mayo student, Shania McDonagh from Claremorris, has been chosen as the overall top prize winner of this year’s 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. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

‘Coleman’ by Shania Mc Donagh, from Mount St Michael Secondary School, Mayo has won category A in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. A 16-years old Mayo student, Shania McDonagh from Claremorris, has been chosen as the overall top prize winner of this year’s 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. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Damon Albarn by Síobhra O'Reardon Farrell from Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin has won 3rd place in category C in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Damon Albarn by Síobhra O'Reardon Farrell from Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin has won 3rd place in category C in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Cold Hare by Jem Fitzpatrick from Rathgar - Winner of category C in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition, pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Cold Hare by Jem Fitzpatrick from Rathgar - Winner of category C in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition, pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Granny At Night by Muirine Robinson from Our Ladys School Terenure, pictured in Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery, has won joint 2nd place in category B in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Granny At Night by Muirine Robinson from Our Ladys School Terenure, pictured in Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery, has won joint 2nd place in category B in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Hands by Hannah Witherspoon from Wellington College Belfast has won 3rd place in category B in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Hands by Hannah Witherspoon from Wellington College Belfast has won 3rd place in category B in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Muirine Robinson from Our Lady’s School Terenure, pictured with her grandmother and the subject of her piece ‘Granny At Night’ Mary Brennan in Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery, where she has won joint 2nd place in category B in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Muirine Robinson from Our Lady’s School Terenure, pictured with her grandmother and the subject of her piece ‘Granny At Night’ Mary Brennan in Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery, where she has won joint 2nd place in category B in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Muckross Park, Rowing boats by Amy Doran from Dundrum - Winner of category F in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Muckross Park, Rowing boats by Amy Doran from Dundrum - Winner of category F in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Juicy Banana by Julianne Coleman from Malahide has won 2nd place in category F in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Juicy Banana by Julianne Coleman from Malahide has won 2nd place in category F in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Snow Leopard by Caitlin Rea from St Marys National School, Co. Carlow has won 3rd place in category F in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Snow Leopard by Caitlin Rea from St Marys National School, Co. Carlow has won 3rd place in category F in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Diarmuid McKenna (14) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Diarmuid McKenna (14) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Caitriona McClay (16, right) with sister Emer, pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Caitriona McClay (16, right) with sister Emer, pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Marrissa Carolan (13) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Marrissa Carolan (13) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Ava Henson (8) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Ava Henson (8) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Grace Murray (17) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Grace Murray (17) pictured with art piece at the Texaco children's art competition 2014,which was held in Dublin City Gallery this afternoon Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

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‘Coleman’ by Shania Mc Donagh, from Mount St Michael Secondary School, Mayo has won category A in this year's 2014 Texaco Children's Art competition. A 16-years old Mayo student, Shania McDonagh from Claremorris, has been chosen as the overall top prize winner of this year’s 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. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

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.

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