Schools Media Competition

The Columbans in Ireland and Britain, since 2018, have jointly run a competition for school students aged between the ages of 13-18 on topics such as biodiversity, migrants, peace, racism and the environment.

Encouraging creativity and faith engagement with issues in the world today, the competition welcomes both written and image entries.

Two separate competitions will be judged, one for students in Ireland and one for students in Britain. Cash prizes are awarded to the winning entrants and the first prize is an impressive €500.

High-profile judges from the world of journalism have been secured from Irish News, The Irish Times, The Tablet and Independent Catholic News. Also, Catholic experts on areas such as environmental protection and education, migration and peace.

Winning entries are published in the Columbans’ Far East magazine, Vocation for Justice newsletter, Columban websites in Ireland and Britain, Columban social media and in other media.

For more information about the competition see: