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Prize pupils show winning work in Texaco Children's Art competition

By David Young

Published 22/04/2016

Harry Mathers (15) with his painting entitled Alex
Harry Mathers (15) with his painting entitled Alex
Martin Finn (14) with his work Ethnic Mask
Bonnie Sheppard (6) with her A Winter Tree

Eleven Co Antrim students have been named prize-winners in this year's 62nd Texaco Children's Art Competition.

Pupils from Ballyclare High; St Gerard's Belfast; Methodist College; St Dominics's Grammar; Lough View Integrated; Antrim Grammar, Jordanstown School and St Joseph's Primary School in Crumlin are celebrating their success in the prestigious all-island art competition.

More than 1,000 pupils from across Northern Ireland entered the competition, which was founded in 1955 and which attracts around 30,000 entrants annually from all over Ireland.

In the 14-15 years age category second prize (€350) went to Harry Mathers (15) from Ballyclare High for an evocative work entitled Alex.

Second prize (€125 art and hobby gift voucher) in the six years and under category went to Bonnie Sheppard from St Joseph's Primary School, Crumlin, for her entry A Winter Tree.

Second prize (a €300 arts gift voucher) in the special needs section of the competition went to Martin Finn (14), from St Gerard's School and Support Services, Belfast, for his colourful study entitled Ethnic Mask.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Dublin next month when all of the 126 prize-winners will be in attendance.

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