Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has today (Tuesday) called on children in Meath to take part in the Winter Solstice Art Competition, which is running from now until November 15th, with the winning entrants being present for the Winter solstice at Newgrange on December 21st 2013.
“The Winter Solstice Art Competition is an exciting competition which takes place every year for primary and secondary students in advance of the Winter solstice on December 21st. This competition is a great opportunity for young people to show off their creative talents and be in with a chance of being a part of the Winter solstice at Newgrange.
“The theme of this year’s competition is Newgrange – the Winter solstice. Entrance to the competition is free and the winner will be present in the chamber with a parent/guardian for one of the most important events in the heritage calendar.
“With the advance of technology resulting in children today having access to a host of devices such as iphones, ipads and laptops, the focus on creative arts has been a diminishing hobby for young children. Art requires only a few tools and is a healthy and creative way for children to spend their free time. I am encouraging children in primary and secondary schools across the county to take up a paint brush and create their own artistic version of the Winter solstice.”