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Dundalk students top LMETB art competition

Dundalk students top LMETB art competition

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The presentation of awards to the winners of the inaugural LMETB Art Competition took place recently in the Drogheda Arts Centre. These awards were to celebrate those chosen as winners and merit award holders for the first running of this Art Competition.

Pictured at the LMETB Art Awards Gareth Ó Luachrain, Caoimhe Kampes, Megan Stokes, Princess Ariwele, Rian Ó Conghaile, Siubhan Ní Leannan and Deirdre Uí Liatháin

Pictured at the LMETB Art Awards Gareth Ó Luachrain, Caoimhe Kampes, Megan Stokes, Princess Ariwele, Rian Ó Conghaile, Siubhan Ní Leannan and Deirdre Uí Liatháin

Over 11,000 students were eligible to enter, and 15 of the 17 LMETB schools were represented. The competition was judged by international renowned artist, Robert Ballagh.

In total 20 entries were selected for awards. Fourteen received merit awards, seven for both the junior and senior categories. Each entry received an art pack donated by Cregal Art Supplies, and each was framed by Dealg Art Framers from Ardee.

There was a significant local interest in the winners’ categories. Caoimhe Kampes from Coláiste Chu Chulainn took top prize in the junior section and received an iPad and a large art pack. Rian Ó Conghaile from Coláiste Lú came in second place and received a large art pack. Coláiste Chú Chulainn students Megan Stokes and Princess Ariwele received merit awards and had their work displayed in the exhibition.

Caoimhe Kampes receiving a new iPad for first place in the Junior Section of the LMETB Art Competition. Also pictured are Peter Kierans, Gareth Ó Luachrain, Oliver Tully, Elizabeth Lavery and Deirdre Uí Liatháin

Caoimhe Kampes receiving a new iPad for first place in the Junior Section of the LMETB Art Competition. Also pictured are Peter Kierans, Gareth Ó Luachrain, Oliver Tully, Elizabeth Lavery and Deirdre Uí Liatháin

Speaking at the ceremony, LMETB CEO, Peter Kierans, praised the students and their art teachers for their achievement which the ETB was delighted to support. Presenting the prizes, the Chairperson of LMETB, Cllr Oliver Tully, remarked on the exceptional quality of the entries which would not be out of place in a professional gallery.

Pictured above main: Caoimhe Kampes, Megan Stokes and Princess Ariwele pictured with Caoimhe’s first-place entry

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