Winners of the Texaco Children's Art competition are presented with their awards at a special lunch.
Selected from over 50,000 entries, 200 children attend a prize-giving lunch in Dublin's Burlington Hotel for the winners in the 37th Texaco Children's Art competition. The prizes are presented to the children by Minister for Labour Bertie Ahem.
The youngest recipient is three year-old Gillian Coyle from Ballsbridge in Dublin for her painting 'A Girl on a Swing.' This self portrait wins first prize in the under-six category.
The top award goes to fifth year student Paul Hughes from Naas in County Kildare. Encouraged by his art teacher to enter a drawing, he wins a £1,000 scholarship in the 16-17 age group. Paul Hughes is now turning his attention to portfolio preparation as,
I’d like a career in art and perhaps the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
John FitzMaurice Mills has acted as final adjudicator of the contest for 32 years. He is impressed with the standard of the current entries,
A lot of what I would call first class educative art, sound drawing, sound observation and some really very imaginative paintings and drawings.
A full exhibition of all the winning paintings will be displayed in the Bank of Ireland, Baggot Street.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 May 1991. The reporter is Bob Powell.