WINNERS of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing Young Travel Writers Competition 2018 were presented with their awards at a festival in Lismore, Waterford.
In the senior category for students in fourth to sixth year the winner is 17-year-old student Jessie Oyenuga from Loreto Kilkenny.
She was presented with her prize for her 800-word short story titled ‘First Flight’.
The competition, aimed at discovering Ireland’s best young travel writers received over 300 entries.
The writers were invited to write a story about their favourite air journey and where it had taken them.
Competition winners Jessie and Ella each win an iPad Mini, a €100 Amazon voucher each and the teachers of the winner students will each be awarded a €250 Aer Lingus voucher plus tickets to the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing 2018.
The winning stories will also be published in the coming issue of the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine Cara.