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Thursday, 16th March 2023

Drogheda students compete for Texaco Children’s Art Competition Awards

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Marie Connole. one of the judges of this year's Texaco Children’s Art Competition, admiring an entry by a student from St. Oliver’s Secondary School, Drogheda entitled ‘Happy Grandad.’

Young artists who submitted entries to this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition, including a number from Drogheda and elsewhere in the area, are currently having their works evaluated as the judging process gets underway.

Pictured is adjudicator, Marie Connole admiring one of the entries received from Co. Louth this year – a work entitled ‘Happy Grandad’ by a pupil from St. Oliver’s Secondary School, Drogheda.

Winners in the seven age categories, including one exclusively for artworks by young artists with special needs, will be announced in mid-April.

Currently in its 69th year, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition is the longest-running art sponsorship in Ireland. First held in 1955, it is hosted by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

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