Two Co. Armagh students have won top prizes in this year’s 66th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
Both were winners of Special Merit Awards for artworks that Final Adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle said “were imaginative and displayed high levels of skill”.
They were Ava Farrell (age 15), from Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry for her work entitled ‘My Docs’ and Reuben McDowell (10) from Royal School Armagh, for his work entitled ‘Be Kind To Nature’.
With the onset of Covid-19, the Competition had to be extended over a longer period this year with delays to the final adjudication process and the announcement of winners.
As a result, activities normally undertaken during April and May – traditionally, the introduction of winners to the media and the formal presentation of prizes – had to be set aside as a consequence of which prizes will be delivered by hand without the possibility of an awards ceremony.
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