Young scribe on write flight

    Loreto, Kilkenny student Jessie Oyenuga receives her travel writing award

    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.