Anne McGill, the students of Lenamore National School in North Kerry and Hana Hudak winners of ARTifact (photo Conor Healy)

Anne McGill, the students of Lenamore National School in North Kerry and Hana Hudak winners of ARTifact (photos Conor Healy)

Last Thursday, 14th April,  RTE  announced the winners of the nationwide art competition, ARTifact.  ARTifact called for the general public to create artwork based on two themes – ‘RTE as part of Irish life’ or ‘RTE of the future’.  Hana Hudak, a DIT student from Maynooth in Kildare,  Anne McGill from Tyrone, and the students of Lenamore National School in North Kerry, were chosen by the public as the three overall winners from a list of ten finalists.

Finalists of ARTifact (photo Conor Healy)

Steve Mynhardt, Sarah O'Neill, Jacqueline Nicholson and Frank O'Dea finalists of ARTifact (photo Conor Healy)

The ten finalists were chosen by a panel of personalities from the world of art, photography and television including graffiti and street artist, Maser, photographer, Barry McCall, RTE presenter, Aidan Power, and Carol Coffey, Graphic Design Manager at RTE and President elect of  The institute of Designers in Ireland.

RTE's Ryan Tubridy with one of the finalists (photo Conor Healy)

RTE's Ryan Tubridy with finalist Sinead Brennan (photo Conor Healy)