Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Concern Writing Competition Book

The 2011 Concern Creative Writing Competition book will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday 23 November, at 6.30pm in Newman House, St Stephen's Green, Dublin.

The book is made up of winning and selected articles from 116 of this year's entrants. We in Boyne Writers are delighted that one of our members, Caroline Finn, has a piece included in the book.

For this year’s competition, writers were asked to imagine themselves as a journalist, stationed in a developing country, writing for an internationally renowned newspaper. Their editor asked them to write a 1,000 word article on one of the following topics: Living on less than $2 a day in the developing world: Imagining the future of a child born today in the developing world: Important lessons we can learn from the developing world

There were 776 entries from 39 countries spanning five continents and the standard was reported as being very high. The judges, top journalists from Ireland and the US, had an extremely difficult task in deciding the winners. The three winners in the adult section came from Australia, Canada and the Virgin Islands.

The book can be purchased from the Concern website.

Well done Caroline!

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