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2013 Winners

The winners of the Let's Talk About Drugs Media Awards 2013 were announced at an awards ceremony in the Ashling Hotel in Dublin on the 25th of September 2013.

The awards were created to encourage the journalists, reporters, film enthusiasts and animators of tomorrow to start writing and talking about the drugs and alcohol issue in Ireland today.

Presenting the awards, Alex White, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy commented:

"Targeting young people with prevention in mind is one of the most important things we can do and that’s why I’m delighted to be involved in the “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Media Awards ceremony today. It’s great to see drugs and alcohol issues being debated in such a creative way.”

Below is a selection of the winning entries from the 2013 competition and a full list of the awards in each category. Click here to view winning entries from 2013. Due to reconfiguration, the competiton was not held in 2014.

Overall National Media Awards 2013 Winner: 'What would you do?' by Robert Gaynor


Film/Animation Winners

Film/Animation 12-14 Category
Winner: Rober Gaynor (also Overall Media Awards 2013 Winner)
Runner-Up: Youth Advocate Programme

Film/Animation 15-17 Category
Winner: Presentation Secondary School
Runner-Up: Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service

Film/Animation 18-20 Category
Winner: Jessica Drew & Aoife Magee
Runner-Up: Rachel Quinn, Donal Martin, Una Curran

Film/Animation 21+ Category
Winner: Ana Caceres
Runner-Up:St. Dominic's Community Response Tallaght


Newspaper Article Winners

Newspaper 12-14 Category
Winner: Darragh Elbel
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Newspaper 15-17 Category
Winner: Alice Kearns
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Newspaper 18-20 Category
Winner: Aaron Elbel
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Newspaper 21+ Category
Winner: Clare O'Beara
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Audio Winners

Audio 12-14 Category
Winner:Sean Downey


Audio 15-17 Category
Winner: Michael Dwyer

Audio 21+ Category
Winner: Denise Woods

Poster Winners

Winner: Edge YDP

Runners up: Alyzza Marie Rodriguez; Vaida Balbieruite

Cartoon Winners

Cartoon 15-17 Category
Winner: Lauren Vickers
Runner Up: Aislinn Fox

Cartoon 18-20 Category
Winner: Catherine Noonan
Runner-Up: Jamie Barnes

Spirit Award

Joint Winners: Sacred heart of Jesus National School & St. Ciaran's National School

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