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We are delighted to announce the overall winners of Sightsavers’ Junior Painter awards 2013/2014!
National winner: Naoise Clarke-Carr (8) from Ratoath Junior National School, Co. Meath
National runner-up: Ashling Crawte (12) from Ballyduff National School, Co. Wexford
National third place: Elese Doyle (6) from Ballyduff National School, Co. Wexford
Our 15 regional winners gathered at The Science Gallery, Dublin on 25 February 2014 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, The Irish Times), Joanne Fitzgerald (Art &Hobby) and Michael Marren (CEO, Sightsavers Ireland).
An exhibition of all 15 finalists was on display to the public in the Powerscourt Gallery, First Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2 until 14 March 2014.
Cash prizes for the schools of the national winning students were sponsored by The Irish Times. Art & Hobby stores along with Star School Supplies continued their support by donating thousands of euro worth of prizes to all regional and national winners, including art hampers and vouchers.