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Media Awards 2018 winners announced

The category winners and runners-up for the 2018 'Let's Talk about Drugs' National Youth Media Awards have been announced! We received close to 700 entries and we want to say a huge “thank you” to all of the entrants, who, through their hard work and creativity, made the judges’ job very difficult.

The Awards Ceremony for the winners and runners-up will take place on 16th of May 2018 @ 2:00 pm in the Department of Education Clock Tower Building, Dublin 1. Shane Coleman, from NewsTalk FM will be the guest of honour on the day.

This year, we are awarding winners as well as runners-up! Category winners will receive a €250 One4All gift card and runners-up will receive a €50 One4All gift card. We have 2 overall winners (one chosen from under 18 category winners and one from over 18 category winners). The overall winners will be announced on the day and will each receive a prize of €1,000 One4All gift card!

Because of the high standard of the entries this year, we have decided to also provide a list of 'Honourable Mentions'. These are entries that stood out through their creative approach, special effort or surprising elements. This year, we will have a few SPECIAL prizes for entries selected from the “Honourable Mentions”! We will announce and contact the special prizes winners in the lead-up to the Awards Ceremony.

Thanks to the following guest judges: Stuart Clarke (Hotpress); Colin Clarke (Irish Second-Level Students’ Union); Eoin Corbett (; Andrew Rooney (Merchants Quay Ireland) and Cathy Keenan (Youth Representative).

Winners, Runners-up & Honourable Mentions
See below a list of winners, runners-up and honourable mentions!

Article Category

12-14 Article Winning Entry
Cortney Collins, St Leo’s College Carlow

12-14 Article Runner-Up
Emma Williamson, St Leo’s College Carlow

15-17 Article Winning Entry
Martin Maughan, Cavan Youthreach

15-17 Article Runner-Up
Khawla Yousif, St. Leo’s College Carlow

18-21 Article Winning Entry
Shauna Finnegan, Athlone Institute of Technology

18-21 Article Runner-Up
Eddy Lynch-Miller, Meanscoil Nua An Leith-Triuigh

22-25 Article Winning Entry
Ciara Margolis, Dublin

22-25 Article Runner-Up
Killian Donnellan, Athlone Institute of Technology

Audio Category

12-14 Audio Winning Entry
The Hut Junior Crew, Cork

12-14 Audio Runner-Up
Saoirse Ng and Imelda Nic Ionais, Coláiste Chilliain, Dublin

15-17 Audio Winning Entry
Tia Burke, Cross & Passion College Kilcullen, Kildare

15-17 Audio Runner-Up
Natalie Mongan, Kathlin Maughan, Martin Maughan, Cristopher Clail, Cavan Youthreach

18-21 Audio Winning Entry
Niamh Ni Iceadha, DCU St. Patrick College, Blackrock

18-21 Audio Runner-Up

Daniel Sheehan, GMC Beats & Youth Work Ireland, Cork

22-25 Audio Winner
RASP Laneview Learning Centre, Dublin


Video/animation Category

12-14 Video/animation Winning Entry
Ryan Cramp Keeley, Dublin

12-14 Video/animation Runner-Up
Abby Lamont, Cara Lamont, Alysha Kilpatrick, Belfast Model School for girls

15-17 Video/animation Winning Entry
Cathal O’Brien Regan, Chloe Murphy & Daniel Power, Youth Work Ireland Cork

15-17 Video/animation Runner-Up
Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon

18-21 Video/animation Winning Entry
St. Colmcille’s Community School

22-25 Video/animation Winning Entry
Correy McKinney, Belfast

Poster Category

12-14 Poster Winning Entry
Leah Kearns, Davitt College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

12-14 Poster Runner-Up
Grace McConnell, Loreto College, Coleraine, Londonderry

15-17 Poster Winning Entry
Emily Miller, St Leo’s College Carlow

15-17 Poster Runner-Up
Clondalkin Youth Service – Health & Wellbeing Group

18-21 Poster Winning Entry
Georgina Picard, Dublin Institute of Technology

18-21 Poster Runner-Up
Tim Warren, Dublin

22-25 Poster Winning Entry
Taz Kelleher, Dublin

22-25 Poster Runner-Up
Marta Witkowska, Dublin Institute of Technology

Special prizes 

Reach Out Project, KCCP, Dublin – €50 One4All gift card for steroids research. 
(more to be announced in the following days)

Honourable Mention Section

12-14 Article Honourable Mention
Olwyn Lawler, St. Leo’s College, Carlow

15-17 Article Honourable Mention
Ellen Li, Castleknock Community College
Ivan Budanov, Oatlands College, Dublin

18-21 Article Honourable Mention
Jennifer Byrne, Athlone Institute of Technology
Megan Corcoran, Athlone Institute of Technology
Roisin Murphy, Ballina, co. Mayo

12-14 Poster Honourable Mention
Oaklands Community College Edenderry
Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore, Tipperary
Shannon Greenan, Old Bawn Community School, Dublin

15-17 Poster Honourable Mention
Ballymun Educational Support Team
Aibhe Flynn/Jamie Conroy/Amber Sullivan/Lauren Gilsenan Quinn/Malcolm Devlin/Rachel McGee, Moyne Community School, Longford
Darragh O’Connell, St. Mel’s College, Longford
Emily McCarthy, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford
Michaela Roche, Colaiste Mhuire Balygar, Galway
Shanae McGovern & Paulina Novak, Cnoc Mhuire, Granard, Co. Longford

18-21 Poster Honourable Mention

Merchants Quay Midlands & Youthreach Portlaoise

Fiona Natoff, Dublin Institute of Technology
Aoife Shaw, Dublin Institute of Technology
Michaela Geraghty, West Wicklow Youthreach
Alex Griffin, Ballymun Youthreach
Etain White, Dublin Institute of Technology

22-25 Poster Honourable Mention
Taz Kelleher, Dublin

12-14 Video Honourable Mention
Foroige Juniors Moneymore, Drogheda

15-17 Video Honourable Mention
New Cross College, Finglas
Salerno Secondary School, Salthill, co. Galway
Emily Miller, St. Leo’s College Carlow
Cathal O’Brien Regan, Youth Work Ireland Cork
Castleblayney College, co. Monaghan
Royal School Cavan
Max Bell, Colaiste Mhuire Cobh, co. Cork
Waterford Traveller Youth Support Project

22-25 Video Honourable Mention
Sagar Gantyla, National University of Ireland, Galway

12-14 Audio Honourable Mention
Alex O Conchuir, Sam Mac Aodhgain, Shanice De Stafford, Colaiste Chillian

15-17 Audio Honourable Mention
Mackenzie Cummins, Old Bawn Community School
Whitechurch Community Youth Project

18-21 Audio Honourable Mention
Jade Maples, National University of Ireland, Galway
Lara Zell, Griffith College Dublin

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