For the fifty-ninth year since the competition was first held, the search is underway to find the young artists who will win awards in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
Brochures setting out details of the competition have been sent to all registered primary and second level schools throughout Offaly in which the attention of pupils and teachers is drawn to the closing date for entries which is Friday, 22nd February next.
Copies of the brochure are also available through Texaco service stations and full details are available on-line at www.texacochildrensart.com.
Judging will take place throughout the month of March and winners will be announced in mid-April, with prize giving to follow in mid-May.
Annually, some 30,000 students compete for the top prizes that are awarded across seven age categories, including one exclusively devoted to special needs students. Distinguished past winners include Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn TD, artists Dorothy Cross, Graham Knuttel and Robert Ballagh, fashion designer Paul Costello, broadcasters Thelma Mansfield and Terry Prone, ICTU General Secretary David Begg, actress Jean Anne Crowley and musician Ethna Tinney.