Slide Show: The Texaco Children’s Art Competition Winners




Taken yesterday in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.

We don’t know much about art.

But we have always trusted oil companies to tell us what’s what

Here then are some of the 21 winners of the this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Now in its 57th year.

Which also happens to be Chompsky’s age in badly drawn dog years.

Gallery: 1. Shania McDonagh (13) from Mayo, winner (12 to 13 years) for her piece ‘Bill’. 2. Fionnan Henry (8) from Athlone, 2nd place (7 to 8 years) for his piece ‘Bird’s Nest’ 3. Bryna Molloy (15) from Mayo, 1st place (14 to 15 years) for her piece ‘Despair’. 4. Olivia Cure (6) from  Co Galway, 1st place (6 years and under) for her work ‘Rosie Whiskers’ (with her muse Rosie Whiskers). 5. Kerry Grimes (8) from Monaghan, 1st place (7 and 8 years) for her work ‘Flower Power’. 6. Juliette Morrison (13) from Louth , 2nd place (12 to 13 years) for her work ‘Raining Men’. 7. Keith Blake (18) from Tipperary, who won 1st place over all and 1st place (16 to 18 years) for his work ‘A Warm Place’. 8. Maire-Clare Doran (18) from Down, 2nd place (16 to 18 years) for her piece ‘The Lovely Lilly’. 9. Oenone Stafford (17) from Wexford, 3rd place in Category A (16 to 18 years) for her piece ‘Arklow Harbour’.
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)