The Junior Painter awards exhibition is now open! Come and see all the winning masterpieces for yourself at the Powercourt Townhouse Centre. Continue reading
Open to primary school children across Ireland, Sightsavers’ Junior Painter Awards aim to inspire children to express their artistic talent and develop an appreciation of the importance and value of sight. The contest provides a great opportunity to learn about people living with blindness and sight problems in developing countries.
Every year Sightsavers asks children to create a painting that both allows them to explore the sense of sight and to consider the world around them. This year’s theme was “Imagine 2030” as in 2015, world leaders are making decisions on how to fight poverty for the next 15 years.
We had an amazingly high standard of entries this year and even awarded an extra 20 special commendations. You can find the full list of winners and specially commended on our news page or visit our gallery of 2016’s winners and commendations. The national winners will be announced in April.
Padraig Naughton returned as a judge, this year, and was joined by artist and educator, Deirdre Rogers. We are also delighted that The Irish Times is once again sponsored the cash prizes, and we are delighted to have ReCreate are on board this year as a new sponsor of arts and crafts goodies and workshops.
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