Local students bring colour to art competition

Colleen Watters pictured during judging of Texaco Children’s Art Competition entries in this year’s competition, holding entries by Róisín Murray from Killavullen National School, entitled 'Galaxy Angel', and 'Freezing The Moment' by Julie Marques from Colaiste Fionnchua, Mitchelstown. (Pic: Mac Innes Photography)

Texaco Children’s Art Competition adjudicator Colleen Watters will have a tough task deciding the winners of this year’s competition.

Two entries are from local students – Róisín Murray from Killavullen National School and Julie Marques from Colaiste Fionnchua, Mitchelstown.

Some 1,949 students from the county are amongst those from all parts of Ireland who are taking part in the Competition – the 65th year of the event.


16-year old Julie Marques told The Avondhu that her entry entitled ‘Freezing The Moment’ was inspired by where she possibly saw herself in the future.

“Since photography is a hobby that I really enjoy and want to practice more, I thought that one day I may end up being that girl I painted, with her camera up to her eye, taking a shot professionally.”

Róisín Murray, a 13 year-old from Killavullen National School, explained her entry to The Avondhu: “I enjoy drawing people and thought the face with the colours and objects in space would create a beautiful picture. I have a selection of prisma colouring pencils and they blend really nicely to make vibrant creations.” 

Exciting times for both Julie and Róisín, two extremely talented girls. Prizes will be presented to the eventual winners at a ceremony in May.