ART WINNERS: Karena McCarthy (Youth and Marketing Officer, Killarney Credit Union), with Credit Union Art Competition prizewinners Eva Stack (centre) who won first prize in 11-13 category, and Catherine Fleming, special category Over 18 prizewinner. Back from left are: Lily Courtney who won second prize in 11-13 category), Egle Saladziute, adult prizewinner, Natalia Gunia winner of the 14-17 category and Jennifer Lyne winner of the 14-17 category.
Talented young artists from Killarney and south Kerry were awarded for their creative projects in the annual Credit Union Art Competition.
Killarney Credit Union held their awards presentation for the winners on Saturday at its head office in Beech Road and on Tuesday, November 12 in Cahersiveen.
There was great excitement by the many winners from the Under seven to Over 18 category as they were presented with an award certificate and cash prizes.
“There was a huge entry this year with very strong entries from schools from the Cahersiveen area and we would like to thank all those schools throughout south Kerry who participated in the competition,” Karena McCarthy, Youth and Marketing Officer from Killarney Credit Union, said.
“With a theme of ‘The Walk of Life’, this year allowed for great creativity and interpretation.”
Karena, along with Elma Shine from Killarney Credit Union presented the prizes.
First place winners were: Timmy O’Sullivan, Eve Draper, Sean O’Sullivan, Eva Stack, Dominik Kovallik, Laura McCormick, Ann Enright and Ger O’Mahony. Second place winners were: Dan O’Sullivan, Stephanie Comyn, Lily Courtney, Ana Cornide, Jennifer Lyne, Egle Saladeivte and Catherine Fleming. And third place winners were: Dearbhla Ní Churraín, Ella O’Neill, Thien Doran, Mary Kate Crowley, Natalia Gunia, Donna McCarthy and James O’Shea.
The Chapter Art Poster Awards ceremony takes place this Saturday, November 30 at Manor West Hotel at 2pm. First placed winners at regional level will then go on to represent Chapter 23 at the National Finals in Dublin.