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Catholic Young Writer Award 2021

Joanna Bogle reports on this year’s competition:
“The problems faced by schools this year were obviously great. But we received a surprisingly good number of entries for the 2021 Catholic Young Writer Award.

Pupils were asked to discuss the statement by C.S. Lewis about Christ:  a madman, a liar or was He indeed the true God who came to be among us?

The overall winner was Samuel McCarthy of Bishop Vaughan School, Swansea, and prizes were also awarded to pupils at:

St John Houghton School, Kirk Hallam

Gumley House School Isleworth

Finchley Catholic High School

St Martin’s Catholic Academy Nuneaton

St Thomas Aquinas School Birmingham

It was a particular pleasure to be able to award the magnificent book on Catholicism produced by Lord Brennan:  this means that our young writers this year have a truly memorable award. We are also grateful to the Knights of St Columba who helped by spreading word of the Award through their own Youth and Schools initiative.”

Our grateful thanks go to Joanna Bogle for her work in organising this year’s Award.

 

Catholic Young Writer Award 2020

Catholic Young Writer Award 2020

The winners of the 2020 Catholic Young Writer Award – presented annually by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust – are:

Elizabeth McAllister of Mayfield School, East Sussex

and

Vyvyan Ogenna Okoro of Our Lady and St Chad Academy, Wolverhampton

They share a joint cash prize of £50 (£25 each) plus book prizes and commemorative cups.

The Award was launched over twenty years ago by the Catholic Writers’ Guild of England and Wales and as the numbers of schools involved expanded, it was taken over by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust. This year, participants were invited to write about the importance of attending Sunday Mass. They were expected to show evidence of having studied the relevant Scriptures and sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

“The number of entries was obviously small this year because of the schools closing – said Award organiser Joanna Bogle “But we had some entries of a good standard and Vyvyan and Elizabeth produced really fine work. Some runner-up prizes have been awarded as well and have been posted to various schools.”

Our thanks go to Joanna Bogle for her hard work on this valuable project.