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Tell the Future - 2013's Winners

And we have 2013's winners!

Congratulations to Jimmy Dunne, a 3rd year student at De La Salle College, Dundalk, and Sara Hyde, who is a 5th year student at Villers secondary School, Limerick, who have been awarded first place in the junior and senior categories of the Tell The Future all-island story writing competition which focused on the future of Ireland’s energy supply .

Junior Winners:

1st Jimmy Dunne

2nd Claire McGuickan

3rd Lauren Naughton

Senior Winners:

1st Sara Hyde

2nd Aya Helmy

3rd Kate Doyle

Both Jimmy and Sara’s entries will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind animated video and will be posted online very shortly!

About the competition

Spearheaded by Irish celebrity broadcaster George Hook, Tell The Future, is a story-writing competition which encourages primary school children from the Republic of Ireland and the North of Ireland to write a short story on how to power homes, hospitals, factories and schools into the future.


Watch the videos from last years' winners