Texico Childrens Art Competition
With an annual entry of up to 50,000 paintings, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition is one that has touched the lives of virtually every family in Ireland at some time or another throughout its 50 year lifetime. In that respect alone, it is quite special.
For children, it has a magical appeal – remembered by broadcaster Terry Prone as “the highlight of the year from the time I was seven”. It brings the challenge of competition in which all young people delight. To this, add the prospect of reward, a trip to Dublin to attend the prize giving ceremony, and the chance to win a glittering prize. For the children of the 1950s, this was something really special … really different! So it has been ever since … for the children of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s and now 2000s.
Caoimhe Hogans Submission
Here are some of the submissions from the students in Ennis Art School.