Two Armagh students have won top prizes in this year’s 69th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
In the 12-13 years age category, Sabrina Morgan (age 12), a pupil at St. Patrick’s High School, Keady, won first prize for her artwork entitled ‘Burnt out’.
Sabrina’s work is described by final adjudicator, Professor Gary Granville, as “a stand-out work where she plays with perspective and proportion and blends an almost literal diary note with images and impressions of life as a young person today”.
In Category G, Rosie Devlin (4), a pupil at Lisanally School, Armagh won a Special Merit Award for her artwork entitled ‘Cluck Cluck’, which Professor Granville said “was imaginative and displayed high levels of 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.