Are you a budding journalist?

Schools Journalism Competition 2020

The Columban Missionary Society in Ireland and Britain is looking for students (aged 15-18 inclusive) to write an article or produce a short video report that informs, challenges and raises important issues on the topic:

Tackling Our Throwaway Culture
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1st place prizes of €300/£300!

2nd place prizes of €150/£150!

3rd place prizes of €100/£100!

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Don’t miss this chance to make your mark!

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.

The winning articles and videos will be announced in Columban media on 16 March 2020.

Deadline for entries: 14 February 2020

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Pope Francis

I would like us all to make a serious commitment to respect and care for creation, to pay attention to every person, to combat the culture of waste and of throwing out so as to foster a culture of solidarity and encounter.

World Environment Day, 5 June 2013


Click here to see the 2018 prize winners on the theme Migrants Are Our Neighbours

Click here to see the 2019 prize winners on the theme The Challenge Of Climate Change