Sightsavers 2016 Junior Painter of the Year Awards

Sightsavers Junior Painter Award

Elliott Larkin, Nina Murray, Grace Lynch, Megan Jones, Lisa Murray, Ethan Manby and Simon Larkin
Pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Imagine 2030 with the Sightsavers 2016 Junior Painter of the Year Awards!

The Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Awards are open for entries! With this year’s theme of “Imagine 2030”, the charity is asking primary school children to show how they would want the world to be in the year 2030.

Sightsavers works in 30 countries to put an end to avoidable blindness. They are also working to remedy the grim reality that 90% of blind children in developing countries do not receive any formal education. Sightsavers Ireland’s CEO, Michael Marren said: “We are looking forward to seeing all of the fantastic creations this year in the Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2016. Every year Sightsavers aims to educate and inform primary school children of the value of sight and the impact blindness has on the education of children all over the world. There are 1.4 million children worldwide living with blindness and 12 million visually impaired. We hope this competition raises awareness of such issues and the work Sightsavers does in the developing world to combat visual impairment. Best of luck to all of the children entering this year’s competition.”

There will be art-related prizes up for grabs for individuals and for schools, as well as cash prizes for schools of €200, €300 and €1,000. The closing date for entries is November 27, and prizes will be given out at an Awards Day in February 2016, when the work of the 15 regional winners will be displayed.

By Aimée Mac Leod

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