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Junior Painter Awards 2013
We are delighted to announce the overall winners of Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards!
- National 1st Place: Naoise Clarke-Carr (age 8) from Ratoath Junior National School, Co. Meath
- Nationa Runner Up: Ashling Crawte (age 12) from Ballyduff National School, Co. Wexford
- National 3rd Place: Elese Doyle (age 6) from Ballyduff National School, Co. Wexford.
Our 15 regional winners gathered at The Science Gallery, Dublin for a fun filled Awards Day. The national winners were presented with cash prizes for their schools sponsored by The Irish Times and received hampers and vouchers from Art & Hobby!
Helping to present prizes on the day were Megan Cassidy (RTE presenter), Deirdre Falvey (Education Editor with The Irish Times), Joanne Fitzgerald (Art &Hobby) and Michael Marren (CEO Sightsavers Ireland).
We are also delighted to announce that an exhibition of all 15 finalists will go on diaplay to the public in the Powerscourt Gallery, 1st Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2 until 14th March 2014.
View the finalists' paintings on the right hand-side of this page. You can also view and share these amazing paintings and those that were awarded a special commendation on our Facebook page by clicking here
Cash prizes for the schools of the national winning students have been sponsored by The Irish Times. Art & Hobby stores along with Star School Supplies have once again continued their support by donating thousands of euros worth of prizes to all regional and national winners including art hampers and vouchers. See a full list of prizes here
Open to primary school children across Ireland, Sightsavers’ Junior Painter Awards aims to inspire children to express their artistic talent, develop an appreciation of the importance and value of their sight. It also is a fun and age-appropriate platform that gives the opportunity to learn about people living with blindness and sight problems in the developing world.
Every year Sightsavers asks children to create a painting under a sight-related theme. This year's theme was "I would love to see..."
We received a massive 5000 entries this year so well done to every student who entered! Certificates of participation in recognition of each student's creative efforts have been sent to all schools that entered. Thank you to the teachers and parents who engaged their children with the competition and to our judges Tomm Moore and Padraig Naughton who had some very tough decisions to make!
Sightsavers 2013 Junior Painter Awards Awards are kindly supported by The Irish Times, Art & Hobby Stores and Star School Supplies.