Congratulations to everyone who took place in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2023 here at Ennis Art School. An incredible quantity of work was created to a very high level. Some of the students have been working on their submissions since last September and as you will see the standard is very high.
Texaco Children’s Art Competition
With an annual entry of over 20,000 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 64 year lifetime. In that respect alone, it is quite special.
The judging process is carried out by a panel of independent judges, each one a distinguished figure in the world of art in Ireland. Their work will be completed in April 2023 and the results of the 69th Texaco Children’s Art Competition will then be made available. All one hundred and twenty six artists will be notified individually by post and their winning artworks will aslo be showcased on this website.
There are 7 different devisions in the competition A 16-18, B – 14-15, C – 12-13, D 9-11, E 7-8, F,6, G – Special Needs.
Ennis Art School has won this competition twice, Laurie Hehir in 2019 in Category F, for her Blue Cow.
And Aidan Hehir in 2022 for his Self Portrait, playing computer games
These are the enteries for 2023. Some of the students started their art work in September 2022, as soon as we returned from the Summer Break.
Alysha Casey Hanrahan, with portrait of Orla and JoJo, Age 17, Category A
Mahia Rahman, “Childhood Wonder” Age 17, Category A
Joe MacLear, Art Class on Saturday, Age 17, Category A
Eimear Fitzgerald, “Three in a Tub”, Age 15
Maire Czyaszak, Age 18, Category A
Adam Coote, Age 15, Day Dreaming
Sienna displaying her portrait of herself and her friend, Oils on Canvas
‘My Cousin” Haley Dixon, Age 14, Category B
“My sister Leana” Julia Swiatkovska, age 14, Category B
Sadie O’Brien, Age 14, Category B
Eoin Murphy, Age 13, Category C
Sarah Davis, Age 11, Category D
Lucy O’Connor. Age 12, Category C
Self Portrait of a young girl, Kyma Dillon , Age 8 , Category E
Saorlaith Ryan, Age 12, Category C
Gabija Mickeviciate, Self Portrait, Oils on Canvas
Nikola Paduch, Oils on Canvas, portrait of a friend
Aoibhe Gleeson, Age 10, Category D
Yivanna Price, Age 9, category D
John Tobin, Age 10, Category D
Laurie Hehir, Age 10, Category D
Sarah McDonald, Age 11, Category D
Mella McSweeney, Age 11, Category D
Ellie Ryan, Age 9, Category D
Alice Crean, Age 11, Category D
Riya Mahesh, Age 10, Category D
Hanna Dudek, Age 12, Category C
Lily O’Malley, Age 12, category C
Aidan Hehir, Waterfall, Poster paint on Paper
Lucy Malone, Oils on paper, Age 12, Category C
Sara McHugh, Tropical waterfall, poster Paint on paper, Age 7
Tara Mangan, Age 12, Category C.
Daire Markham, Age 11, Category D, Self Portrait, Oils on Paper
Fionn Coote, Age 9, category D, Poster paint on Paper, Mr Fox
Ailbhe O’Loughlin, oils on paper, self portrait, Age 10, Category D
Younger Student Submissions
Random shots of the students displaying their work.