The awards ceremony for the Munster Schools Art Competition took place in Cork Airport.
This is the inaugural year of the competition organised by Cork Airport, which saw over 1,000 entries received from primary schools around Munster.
Each of the winning artists attended the awards ceremony with category winners sharing in €2,000 worth of arts and crafts supplies and vouchers for their schools.
Entries were submitted under four categories; Junior and Senior Infants, First to Third class, Fourth to Sixth class and Special Needs with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners in each category.
Speaking about the competition Niall MacCarthy, Airport Director, Cork Airport said, ‘We are delighted to be able to sponsor this inaugural schools art competition, reaching out to budding artists throughout the Munster region to celebrate their talent. We have been amazed by the enthusiasm of the children involved and the quality of the entries received.’
The hugely successful competition ran from 20th May to the 28th June 2013 and was open to all primary school children in the Munster area. The theme of this year’s competition was ‘What Cork Airport means to me’ with children invited to create their own artwork under the theme.
Junior and senior Infants Category:
1st Prize: Lauren Franklin, Shronell National School, Lattin, Co. Tipperary (Senior Infants)
2nd Prize: Euan Farrell, St.Colmans National School, Burren, Co. Clare (Senior Infants)
3rd Prize: Ava Heathington, Saturday Morning Art group, Scoil Mhuire, Wellington Road, Cork (Junior Infants)
First to Third Class:
1st Prize: Muireann O Brien, Scoil Mhairtin, Kilworth, Co.Cork.
2nd Prize: Grainne Aherne, Park National School, Youghal, Co.Cork. (3rd Class)
3rd Prize: Mia Farrell, St.Colmans National School, Burren, Co. Clare (3rd Class)
Fourth to Sixth Class:
1st Prize: Mrs Mackesssy (4th class), Scoil Bhride, Midleton Co.Cork.
2nd Prize: Ronnie Downey, Dromclough National School, Listowel Co.Kerry. (4th Class)
3rd Prize: Ciara Twohig, Kerry Pike National School, Co.Cork (5th Class)
Special Needs Category:
1st Prize: Jason O Callaghan, St. Marys Special School, Rochestown, Cork (Age 13 Junior 3)
2nd Prize: Ben Christianson, Red Hill School Patrickswell, Limerick (Age 8 Primary 1)
3rd Prize: Jack O Dwyer, Red Hill School, Patrickswell, Limerick (Age 7 Primary 1)