To encourage students to use their journalistic writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and resonates with Columban mission.
The topic for 2020 is Tackling our 'Throwaway Culture'.
Entries may be individual or as a team of up to 3 people.
Entries must be no longer than 3 minutes.
Entries must be in English.
No more than 1 entry per person or team.
Entries must be original content.
Where facts or figures are quoted, they must be credited to the source.
Submissions received without a completed parent/guardian consent form will not be considered.
Maximum of 5 entries per school.
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John Vidal, a journalist who was Environment Editor at The Guardian for 27 years.
Ruth Gledhill, a Multi-Media Editor at The Tablet. Before that she was the Religion Affairs correspondent for The Times.
Nick Benson, News Editor at The Universe Catholic weekly newspaper.
Josephine Siedlecka, Founder and Editor of Independent Catholic News.
Fr Peter Hughes, Director of the Columbans in Britain.
Assisted by a Columban team of Stephen Awre (Mission Office), Ellen Teague (Columban Media),
James Trewby (Columban Education) & Fr Daniel O'Malley (Columban JPIC).
Quality of the presentation.
Definition, clarity and fairness.
Knowledge of the subject. Your own first hand experience is particularly welcome.
Catholic Social Teaching on the theme.
1st place prize £300!
2nd place prize £150!
3rd place prize £100!
Deadline for entries: 14 February 2020
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