23 May 2022

Kilkenny students compete for Texaco Children's Art Competition awards

Kilkenny students compete for Texaco Children's Art Competition awards

Adjudicator Eoin Butler pictured holding two Kilkenny entries

Following in the footsteps of leading Irish artists who took part during their early lives – 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 County Kilkenny, are currently having their works evaluated as the judging process gets underway.

Pictured above is adjudicator, Eoin Butler, holding two of the entries received from County Kilkenny this year – a work entitled ‘Flower Landing’ (left) by a pupil from Scoil Náisúnta Chairáin Naofa, Stoneyford, and another entitled ‘Cow Bee’, by a pupil from St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny.

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. 

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