DENIS Shaughnessy, a transition year student in Knockbeg College, has reached the semi-final of a prestigious art competition for the second successive time!
The Doodle 4 Google competition, where participants are invited to design a logo for one of the most recognised brands in the world, attracts 4,500 student entries in Ireland. Stradbally native Denis (16) has managed to reach the semi-final of just 300 entrants for the second time in a row, under the design brief of “If I was to create something, what would I create”.
“Denis has created a futuristic world for the competition; he imagined what it would be,” Anne Marie Dawson, his art teacher, proudly told The Nationalist. “He’s an exceptionally talented student; his attention to detail is absolutely fabulous. It’s great that he’s gotten this far twice.”
In two weeks’ time, Denis will discover whether he gets thought to the final 75 entries. The overall winner will scoop €10,000 for their school, while also winning €5,000 towards their education as well as a laptop. Laptops are also handed out in category prizes.
This is the third time that Knockbeg College has entered Doodle 4 Google and, every year, only five students are chosen to enter from each school.
Anne Marie would like to thank all of the students who entered the competition this year for their artistic efforts and to wish Denis the best of luck in the semi-final.