21 September 2022

The Columban Missionaries in Britain and Ireland are proud to announce the launch of their latest Schools Media Competition which this year has the title: ‘Building Peaceful Futures’. It is being launched on World Peace Day, 21 September.

The competition is targeted at students aged between 13-18 years old who are invited to demonstrate an awareness and an understanding of conflict and peacemaking in the world today through the submission of either a written article or an original image. Students are being asked to do their own research and shine light on people, communities and/or organisations who are trying to make the world a better place for everyone by building peaceful futures.
      Quote: “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy.” 
                        Hebrews 12:14
Students will find the Columban Competition website a useful resource. It includes information on the theme, examples of Columbans dedicated to building peace throughout the world as well as Catholic Social Teaching on the theme of peace. There are also details on submission of entries and a helpful FAQ page. The website provides material suitable for students, teachers and parents.
This is the sixth annual School’s Media Competition. Past themes have focused on Migrants, Climate Change, Racism and 21st Century Changemakers.
Media Contact:  Ellen Teague on 07956 317 338
Attached:   Young people with Peace Banner  (Credit – Columban missionaries)
                   Competition poster