Following on from the success of last year's inaugural Columban Schools Journalism competition, the Columbans have launched a 2019 competition with the title: 'The Challenge of Climate Change'. Students aged 15-18 inclusive are invited to write an article or make a video report that informs and raises important issues on the topic.
Two separate competitions will be held, one for students in Ireland and one in Britain (England, Scotland, Wales). Each has two categories - writing and video. Closing date for entries: 8 February 2019. Details: www.columbancompetition.com
The objective of the competition is to encourage students to use their journalistic writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to society today and resonates with both Catholic Social Teaching and Columban mission.
The Pope's environment encyclical of 2015, Laudato Si',' is a major inspiration. The winning articles and videos will be announced in Columban media on 15 March 2018, and some will feature in the Columban Far East Magazine.
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