Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
Registered in Ireland, Registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
And the winners are...
We’re happy to announce the winners of the Concern Cecil Woodham Smith Creative Writing Competition 2009.
As you may or may not know, we received over 800 entries from places far and near: Japan; Niger; Liberia; India; USA; UK and of course Ireland.
Entrants were asked to let us know what they would write in a letter to President Obama on one of three critical issues: world hunger, climate change in the developing world or child labour.
And the winners are…
Junior Category (12-15)
Eoghan Curran, Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School, Belfast, UK
Joint second prize
- Eoin Ferry, Loreto Community School, Milford, Ireland
- Anna Lyttle, Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School, Belfast, UK
Barry Maguire, Belvedere College, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Category (16-18)
Niamh Burke, Christ King Secondary School, Cork, Ireland
Cliona Campbell, Ballincollig Community School, Cork, Ireland
Soracha O’Rourke, Presentation College Currylea, Tuam, Ireland
Adult Category (19+)
Ndifor Eleves Funui, Zinder, Niger
Cathy Howlett, Ireland
Joint third prize
Brian Harding, KenyaAmy White, USA
- First prizes – laptops
- Second prizes – iPods
- hird prizes – magazine subscriptions
The following essays were also highly commended by Concern and will receive book tokens and certificates.
- Third level education: James Bradshaw, University of Limerick, Ireland
- Adult and continuing education: Mary Kinsella, Apple Tree Training Centre, Gort, Ireland
- Special merit awards: Lisamarie Duffy, Youthreach Wicklow, Ireland and Charlene Tola, Youthreach Leixlip, Ireland
Concern would also like to mention the following entrants who were shortlisted for the final round and will receive certificates.
- Junior category: Sarah Crompton, UK, Kyro Iskander, USA, Ciaran McFarland, UK, Stephanie McGrath, Ireland, Karl Milne, Ireland and Leanne Murray, Ireland
- Senior category: Ana Flynn, Ireland, Shane Gibbons, Ireland, Guy King-Hall, Ireland, Marian Ni Ainle, Ireland and Katie St John, Ireland
- Adult category: Togba Rodney Davies, Liberia, Tony Devlin, Ireland and Sugata Mukhopadhyay, India