Theo's prize winning artwork.
Nine-year-old Leitrim student artist, Theo Ó Catháin-Mac Gabhain, from Gaeilscoil Liatroma, Carrick-on-Shannon, has won a top prize in this year’s 66th Texaco Children’s Art Competition for his work entitled ‘Mamó Agus Daideo’.
Theo won a Special Merit Award for an artwork that Final Adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle said: “was imaginative and displayed a high level of skill”.
With the onset of Covid-19, the Competition had to be extended over a longer period this year with delays to the final adjudication process and the announcement of winners.
As a result, activities normally undertaken during April and May – traditionally, the introduction of winners to the media and the formal presentation of prizes – had to be set aside as a consequence of which prizes will be delivered by hand without the possibility of an awards ceremony.
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