‘My Hope For Christmas’ by Lily Areeya Maher
Jilly McDonough writes:
Lily Areeya Maher aged 12 from Donabate, Co. Dublin was the chosen winner by head judge Bryan Dobson from around 5,000 entries to the annual RTÉ news2day art competition and will turn on the Christmas lights at RTÉ this Friday.
Lily’s winning picture will be donated to the National Library of Ireland’s Special Collections Archive for permanent preservation after the competition.
The theme this year was ‘My Hope for Christmas’ and Lily’s winning picture details hopes to see her grandparents safely, to play with friends without having to social distance, to travel abroad without having to be tested beforehand, and a hope that Covid-19 be under control so that health-workers can relax.
On RTÉ’s news2day on Friday at 4:20pm, Lily will be turning on the Christmas lights with news2day‘s Mícheál O’Scannáil.