Winners of Irish Times Africa Day Writing Competition announced

1st June 2016

Congratulations to Shannon Coady, Stephanie Iwuala, Miriam Onwule and Wasekera Chiphazi-Banda, who were named as the winners of The Irish Times Africa Day Writing Competition.

Shannon Coady, a 6th class pupil at St James’s Primary School in Dublin 8, and Stephanie Iwuala, a 6th class pupil in Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, Dublin 12 were announced joint winners of the primary school category. Eva Sherlock, formerly of Newport Primary School, Tipperary, and who is now attending Sandford International School, Addis Ababa, was given a special commendation for her story about her experience of living in Ethiopia.

The secondary school category was won by Miriam Onwule, who is a 5th year student at Maryfield College in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Wasekera Chiphazi-Banda, who is originally from Malawi and now living in Dublin 17, was named the winner of the adult category.

Each of the winners will receive a selection of books to the value of €50 and there will be a photographic presentation at The Irish Times. They also had their submissions published on The Irish Times website on Sunday, 29th May – to coincide with the flagship Africa Day celebrations in Dublin.

Read the winning articles here.