Two Mayo students have won top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

 Cian Cummins (15), from Ballinrobe Community School took a Special Merit Award for his work entitled ‘Vibrant Suspicion’, and Adam Munnelly (8) from Ardagh National School, Ballina, was also awarded a Special Merit Award for his work entitled ‘Busy Workshop’.

Professor Gary Granville said both students “displayed high levels of skill and creativity.”

Adam won a Special Merit Award in the same category last year.

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition has been a platform on which young artists from Mayo and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended since 1955.

From 31st May to 30th June, Belfast’s Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s Competition and admission is free.



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