TWO aspiring young artists have been chosen to compete in the final of a prestigious global art competition.
May Skehan (7) and Rory McNamara (8), both of
Rory, who is from nearby Killaloe, represents Bridgetown NS in the competition’s eight to 11-year- old category with his works ‘Up Up & Away Dream Car’.
Bridgetown native May, who finished in first place in the under eight category, joined forces with her primary school colleague after recently showcasing her painting entitled ‘Donut Dream’ at the Toyota Ireland head office in Dublin
With three finalists in each category [under eight years, eight to 11, and 12 to 15 years], the chosen East Clare artists make up a total of nine “talented” children who are set to compete in the final of the worldwide contest
Now in its 13th year, the ‘Dream Car’ competition encourages students to explore their most innovative ideas by letting their imaginations run free
Michael Gaynor, marketing director at Toyota Ireland, expressed his acknowledgement at the impressive quality of this year’s entrants and finalists.
“The standard of the Irish entries continues to impress the judges,” he said.
The environment and sustainability were apparent themes as entrants submitted their interpretation of the dream car of the future.
“As the future innovators of Ireland, it’s heartening to see that these children are passionate about the environment and that their creative intelligence knows no bounds,” added Mr Gaynor
The chosen nine will now go forward to represent Ireland for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan with their family.
“We wish all of the finalists the best of luck with the next stage of the competition and hope to see an Irish entry make it to Japan this August,” Michael concluded.