Columban Competition 2020 Tackling our Throwaway Culture – Joint Third Prize Videos

by Guest Contributor
Congratulations to our Columban Competition winners Maureen and Benjamin Columban Young Journalists Competition Joint Third winners announced. In our recent competition, 'Tackling our Throwaway Culture', the Columbans invited students to produce a short video on a topic relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and Columban mission in 16 countries around the world. Around 100 young people entered between Britain and Ireland, and in England more than 20 schools were involved. The joint third place winners, were Maureen Unwunali from St Paul's, Milton Keynes, and Benjamin Cooper from Bishop Ullathorne, Coventry. Maureen showcased her talented creativity with a poetic statement on our society's throwaway culture. Benjamin's dramatic video was thought by the judges to contain "a powerful and compelling message, reference to social teaching and a call to action". He hoped Pope Francis would one day be able to take back his words in Laudato Si' that, "the Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth". Maureen's video can be accessed here. Bejamin's video can be accessed here. All of our winning videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel.