Following in the footsteps of leading Irish artists who took part during their early lives – renowned figures such as Graham Knuttel, Robert Ballagh, Dorothy Cross and Bernadette Madden – young artists who submitted entries to this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition, including a number from Co Waterford, are currently having their works evaluated as the judging process gets underway.
Pictured is adjudicator, Marie Connole, holding two of the entries received from Co. Waterford this year – a work entitled ‘The Best Disco’(left), by a pupil from St. Mary’s Grange National School and another entitled ‘Love Everyone’, by a pupil from St. Joseph’s Special School, Waterford.
Winners in the seven age categories, including one exclusively for artworks by young artists with special needs, will be announced in late May.
Currently in its 68th year, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition is the longest-running art sponsorship in Ireland. First held in 1955, it is hosted by Valero Energy (Ireland) limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.