Texaco Children's Art judging underway
Hundreds of budding young artists from across Louth are taking part in the national Texaco Children's Art competition.
Adjudication of the thousands of entries from around Ireland is currently underway
Texaco Children's Art Competition adjudicator Eoin Butler pictured during judging of entries in this year's competition, the results of which will be announced mid-April.
In his hand is an entry by 12-year old Sarah Kilkenny, from Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Kilcurry, entitled 'Riding Free',
The second entry was created by 18-year old Finn Nic Ruairí, from St Brigid's School, Dundalk, and is entitled 'Fairytale Castle'.
Some 432 students from around County Louth are amongst those from all parts of Ireland who are taking part in the Competition, which is this year celebrating its 65th year of the event.
With an annual entry of over 20,000 paintings, the Texaco Children's Art Competition is one that has touched the lives of virtually every family in Ireland at some time or another throughout its 64 year lifetime. In that respect alone, it is quite unique.
The winners will be announced in April in a series of categories, and prizes will be presented at a ceremony in May.