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Armagh student wins top prize in Texaco children’s art competition

An Armagh student from Lisanally Special School has won a top prize in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Fifteen-year-old Armagh student artist, Cameron Armstrong, won a Special Merit Award for his artwork entitled ‘Wendy’s House’, which final adjudicator, Professor Gary Granville said “displayed high levels of skill and creativity”.

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition is popularly regarded as the longest-running sponsorship in the history of arts sponsoring in Ireland, with an unbroken history that dates back to the very first Competition held in 1955.

This year, as has been the case throughout its life, it has been a platform on which young artists from Armagh and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

From 31st May to 30th June, Belfast’s Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s Competition. Admission is free and the Academy is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm.

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