Celebrating local artistic talent with prize giving ceremony
Killarney Credit Union held their presentation evening for the winners of its Art Competition on Friday night 25th November at its head office in Beech Road.
There was a large attendance at the event where winners from the Under 7 to Over 18 category were presented with an award certificate, prizes and gift bags.
Speaking about the event, Joy Clifford Vaughan, Youth Officer from Killarney Credit Union stated
“There was a huge entry this year and we would like to thank all those schools throughout South Kerry who participated in the competition. This year, we had winners from these institutions, St Johns National School, Kenmare, Lissivigeen National School, Firies National School, Gaelscoil Faithleann, Killarney Community College and Kerry Parents & Friends. With a theme of “Dreams are made of this” this year allowed for great creativity and interpretation” she concluded.
MC for the night was Helen Courtney Power, from Killarney Credit Union who welcomed the winners and encouraged more participation in the Art Competition from the 14-17 age and 18 + age category
Pat Delaney, Chairperson from Killarney presented the prizes to the following:
Winners Under 7 age: 1st Chloe Kidney; 2nd Lillian O Sullivan; 3rd Amelie Counihan
Winners 8-10 age: 1st Orna Cornally; 2ND Oriana Pautrel ; 3rd: Dora Chen
Winners 11-13 age: 1st: Mia Counihan, 2nd: India Burton, 3rd prize: Daniel O Reilly
Winners 14-17 age: 1st prize: Kimberley O Brien
Special Category 8-10 years: 1st: Chloe Lynch Herlihy –2nd: Billy Breen 3rd Sean White
Special Category 11-13 years 1st Simon Clarke; 2nd Fionan Bruton
Special Category Over 18: 1st : James O Shea, 2nd: Catherine Fleming 3rd: Pat O Connor
The 1st place winners of each category went onto Chapter level to be judged on Saturday 26th November. 1st place winners at 18+ Special Category at Chapter level was James O Shea from Kerry Parents & Friends will then go forward to National Level of the Competition in Dublin in the new year.
Now in its 33rd year, the competition attracts up to 50,000 entries through 300 credit unions nationwide and caters for all ages, with categories ranging from under 7 to over 18 and adult. There is a special category for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.
- Billy Breen, Sean White Billy Breen, Sean White
- Chloe Lynch Herlihy Chloe Lynch Herlihy
- James O Shea, Pat O Connor, Catherine Fleming James O Shea, Pat O Connor, Catherine Fleming
- Mia Counihan. India Burton, Orna Cornally Mia Counihan. India Burton, Orna Cornally
- Simon Clarke, Fionan Bruton Simon Clarke, Fionan Bruton
- Chloe Kidney, Amelie Counihan, Lillian Counihan Chloe Kidney, Amelie Counihan, Lillian Counihan