Arty Laois kids create a modern masterpiece


Arty Laois kids create a modern masterpiece

Children across Laois are being called on to let their imaginations run wild and create a modern masterpiece for Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards as the deadline for this year’s competition fast approaches.

Mini-Matisses and pint-sized Picassos need to have their entries in by next Friday, November 25.

Embracing creativity and education are the core of objectives of the competition which is open to primary school students across Ireland.

This year’s theme ‘Framing the Future’ is sure to inspire some imaginative entries and judge, Laureate na nÓg and illustrator, PJ Lynch, has some great advice for budding artists looking to paint a colourful creation:

“Be expressive, no idea is too crazy because who knows what’ll happen in the future. Don’t be afraid to use plenty of colour.”

Parents and children can get involved by speaking to their school teacher or by visiting Sightsavers website to request entry forms. See