Monday, 12 February 2018

Winning Poem of the Book of Kells Creative Competition - Visitator Noctem

I was delighted to receive first prize in the Adult Writing Category of the inaugural Trinity Book of Kells Creative Competition with my poem, Visitator Noctem. The competition is open to artists and writers in primary school, secondary school and adult categories with awards for first, second and merit given.

Award Certificate
The awards ceremony was held in the grand surroundings of Trinity College Dublin's Regent's House and PJ Lynch, Ireland's current Laureate na n'Óg (Children's Literature Laureate) was in attendance. PJ is a renowned illustrator and artist and lent his eyes to the judging panel for the art pieces from all categories. Check out PJ's work here.

LtoR: Breffni Jones (Commercial Marketing Manager, TCD, Adam Trodd,  Darryl Jones (Dean of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences)

The various categories of art and writing attracted submissions from entrants who ranged in age from three to eighty three and both genders were very well represented, testament to the popularity of the contest. It's not surprising that the call for 2018 entries is already up.

LtoR: Adam Trodd, PJ Lynch (Laureate Na n'Óg)

Full list of winners:

Adult Writing Category
1st Prize - Adam Trodd
2nd Prize - Emma Ennis
Merit- Colm O'Shea

Adult Art Category
1st Prize - Claire Horgan
2nd Prize - Niamh Ní Iceadha
Merit- Ann McBride
Merit - Holly Early
Merit - Noel McCloskey

Secondary School Writing Category
1st Prize - Saoirse Chu
2nd Prize - Freyja Hellebust
Merit- Grace Keane
Merit -Jake Hannaffy
Merit - Katie Farrell

Secondary School Art Category

1st Prize - Cara Pilbeam
2nd Prize - Anya Clarke-Carr
Merit - Allanah Quayle
Merit- Lara O'Sullivan

Primary School Writing Category

1st Prize -Niamh Ryan
2nd Prize - Saoirse Edmund
Merit- Abby Byrne
Merit -Mabel Jennings
Merit - Martha Bray
Merit - Nettie Parish
Merit - Shauna Murphy

Primary School Art Category
1st Prize -Tommy Pearl
2nd Prize - Alice Walsh
Merit- Noah Farrell
Merit -Shijin Li
Merit - Senha Signh

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