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Texaco and other Art  Competition winners
The Ulster Museum is hosting an exhibition of winning entries from the 49th Texaco Children's Art Competition. Opening on 10th October 2003 this exhibition of paintings continues until 30th November 2003.
Entries to the 49th Texaco Children's Art Competition were received from over 2,500 primary and second level schools throughout Ireland, north and south. From these, 161 winners were chosen comprising the first, second and third prize winners plus twenty special merit award winners in each of seven age categories including one for children attending special needs schools. Judging is carried out by a five-person team under the Chairmanship of Declan McGonagle, Director, Dublin City Arts Centre.
A feature of the competition in recent years has been the UTV/Texaco Young Artist Commission whereby a Stg£1,000 commission is awarded annually to the young artist chosen by the Chairman of the judging panel, Declan McGonagle as the overall winner of the competition. Last year, the commission went to Gorey Community School student Eoin Kenny, the second Gorey Community School student to win the coveted award. When completed, Eoin a student of Mr. Paul McCloskey work will form part of the UTV Young Artist Collection.
This is the seventh year in which winning entries in the Texaco Children's Art Competition have been exhibited at the Ulster Museum. Commenting, Chief Executive of MAGNI, Tim Cooke said "We are delighted to again have the opportunity to host this wonderful and extremely popular exhibition of Children's art on display in the Ulster Museum".
Gifted young student Owen Kenny picks up top awards
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