Welcome to the 64th Texaco Children's Art Competition 


We are now inviting artists across the island of Ireland to participate in a national celebration of Children's Art as we mark 64 years of the Texaco Children's Art Competition.  Acknowledged as the longest running sponsorship in the history of art sponsoring in Ireland  the Competition has been in existence since 1955 and has enjoyed an unbroken history of success. 


The closing date for our next  Competition is Wednesday, 28th February 2018 and we hope that we will continue to see outstanding creativity and talent reflected in the finest and widest choice of entries that we receive. Please download a School/Art School Application Form or a Home Application Form and securely attach it to the back of each entry that you submit. A teacher, parent or guardian's signature is required to confirm that the entry is an original and unaided work.  Any source imagery must also be noted as failure to do so may result in disqualification.   


To promote this year’s Competition, a TV ad is now airing on RTE, TV3, TG4, UTV, Channel 4, Sky and on various other channels in the Republic and Northern Ireland.  It features artworks from ten artists across Ireland that have been chosen over the last ten years of the Competition and its purpose is to remind students, teachers and parents of the closing date of the Competition.  Congratulations to those artists whose artworks feature.  You may view the ad by clicking here.  We hope you enjoy the work!


    If you have any queries regarding the Competition, please contact Bronagh Carron at 01 6258208 or email texacochildrensart@valero.com.


We wish you every success. 


Good luck! 


How to Enter

​Everything you need to know to enter your artwork into the Competition

Dates to Remember

​28th February  

Closing date of this year's Competition   

Exhibition Schedule

​Come and see the collection of artwork on tour