Creative call-out to all budding young artists

By Aideen O'Flaherty

BUDDING young artists in the county are being invited to put their pencils, crayons and markers to paper for the chance of becoming The Echo Young Artist of the Year 2017, and we are delighted to announce that we will once again have The Retail Park Liffey Valley as the competition’s main sponsor.

The competition is separated into four categories, with individual categories for children aged four to seven years, and for children aged seven to 12 years.

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There are two categories for school classes, with the junior category for children up to 2nd class, and a senior category for children up to 6th class.

Emma Kennedy of The Echo said: “Our young readers and primary school students are the next generation of Echo supporters.

“Each year we encourage them to be part of The Echo through their creativity – the Young Artist of the Year competition is great fun and a creative platform for our young local artists to get involved.”

This year’s competition leaves a lot of room for creativity, as entrants are encouraged to draw a picture of their favourite toy or hobby.

The picture can also include the characters of Livvie and Lizzy – Livvie the bear is the mascot for The Retail Park Liffey Valley.

Emma added: “I am delighted to have The Retail Park Liffey Valley on board again this year as our main sponsor. The response to the Young Artist of the Year 2016 was a huge success and together we aim to expand and grow this great competition.”

Caroline Connaughton, from The Retail Park Liffey Valley, said: “It’s great that this year the children have free rein with their creativity because there’s no theme, so we’re really looking forward to seeing what comes through from the local Dublin schools in 2017.”

The competition is open from today (Thursday) February 23 and will close on Friday, May 26.

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