Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Róisín’s prizewinning entry.

A seven-year-old Roscommon student artist has won a top prize in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, the results of which were delayed until now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Róisín Sturgeon, from Glanduff National School in South Roscommon, won a Special Merit Award for her artwork entitled ‘Stargazing’, which final adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle said: “demonstrated high levels of skill and imagination”.

 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 Roscommon and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

From September 14th to October 2nd, Drogheda’s Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s competition. Admission is free and further information is available at www.highlanes.ie

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