Press Pass finalists 2020
In no particular order, below are the finalists for this year’s Press Pass student journalism competition.
Thank you to all who have entered and we hope to hold the awards ceremony as soon as possible where we will announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category as well as the overall Student Journalist of the Year.
Thank you to everyone who has entered. We hope you found the Press Pass programme interesting and that it helped you to understand the work that journalists do and the role newspapers play in our society.
A big congratulations to all finalists!
Press Pass Finalists 2020
(In no particular order)
School Newspaper Finalists
The Mile Post, Enniscorthy Vocational College
NCC News, Naas Community College
Presentation Wexford Newsletter
Molly Powell, Jesus and Mary College, Our Lady’s Grove, Dublin 14
Theresa Galvin, St Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom, Co Cork
Cian Ó Grifín, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Opinion/Comment Writing Finalists
School Uniforms by Helena Filanowska, Jesus & Mary College, Our Lady’s Grove, Dublin 14
Anything But Equal by Caylin Murray, Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co Kerry
Subjugation of Women by Theruni Jayasinghearachchi, Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Co Clare
Feature Writing Finalists
Hanging onto the Yardarm: by Michael Holden, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle, Co. Kerry
An Art Form Worth Retaining by Méabh Ní Chonaill, Coláiste Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork
Transitioning by Nathan Connolly, Moville Community College, Co. Donegal
News Writing Finalists
Wren Boys, by Kaylin Ní Ghealbhái, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Medically Supervised Injection Facility by Ella Kennedy, Mount Sackville, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
Local Students Strike for Climate Justice By Lucy Murphy, Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Co. Clare
Sports Writing Finalists
Cloudy With a Chance of Pooh Bears by Mahdi Ní Chonmhaoile, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Longford beat Offaly to win O’Byrne Cup by Conor Clancy, St. Mels College, Longford
Winner Wonderland by Peter Grant, Moville Community College, Co. Donegal