Glanduff student wins top prize in Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Seven-year-old Roscommon student artist, Róisín Sturgeon, from Glanduff National School, Athlone, has won a top prize in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, the results of which were delayed until now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Róisín won a Special Merit Award for her artwork entitled ‘Stargazing’, which Final Adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle said: “demonstrated high levels of skill and imagination”.

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition is popularly regarded as the longest-running sponsorship in the history of arts sponsoring in Ireland, with an unbroken history that dates back to the very first competition held in 1955.

It has been a platform on which young artists from Roscommon and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

From September 14th to October 2nd, Drogheda’s Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s competition. Admission is free and further information is available at