In the final event of Dublin City Council’s Bram Stoker Festival 2013, Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn presented prizes to the winners of the children’s art competition at a ceremony in Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane. Over 700 hundred entries were received for the art competition which was judged by Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane’s Education Officer Síle Mc Nulty Goodwin.
The four young artists, along with their classmates and families were invited to attend the ceremony. The winners received a number of prizes including vouchers contributed by The Ark and The National Wax Museum.
The winning students were:
1st place winner – Caoimhe Davey, St Brendan’s National School, Skerries
Runner Up- Emma Mulvaney, St John of God, Artane
Runner Up- Jessica Ni Cheileachair, Gaelscoil Bhrain Boroimhe, Swords
Runner Up- JJ McCarthy, Griffith Barracks, South Circular Road
Speaking to the children, Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn said, “I am so impressed by the standard of the artwork here today and I hope that you all had a great time at the Bram Stoker Festival. You must be very proud to have your artwork displayed in Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane alongside that of Jack B. Yeats and Francis Bacon”.