Four Mayo students have won top prizes in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, the results of which were delayed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The winners were Daniel Tighe (15) from Davitt College, Castlebar; Adam Munnelly (7) from Ardagh National School, Ballina; Orla Kelly (7) from Attymass National School, Ballina and Juliette Devaney (6) from Ballyvary Central National School, Castlebar

All were winners of Special Merit Awards for artworks that Final Adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle said: “demonstrated high levels of skill and imagination”.

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition has been a platform on which young artists across Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

From today until the 2nd of October, 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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