INNISKEEN STUDENT WINS PRIZE IN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION

20 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A secondary school student fom Inniskeen, Sarah Leddy, has won first prize in the Irish League of Credit Unions annual art competition in the 11-13 year-olds category.

She received a cheque for €500 in a ceremony at the Croke Park conference centre last Sunday. Sarah is a past pupil of St Daigh’s National School, Inniskeen, and currently attends St Vincent’s Seconday School in Dundalk. She said she was delighted with winning what she later revealed was the first competition she had ever entered.

Her winning picture depicted the theme ‘ARTFEST’ and was singled out for special mention by the event compere, Marty Whelan of RTE. The competition, one of the biggest of its kind for both children and adults, has been running for 31 years and is open to entrants of all ages.

This year it attracted over 30,000 entries through 300 credit unions nationwide.

The theme ‘ARTFEST’ was open to interpretation by each entrant and aimed to celebrate the creativity, imagination….

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