Dublin Literary Awards for Northern Thailand – first and second place winners.

dublinEach year Chiang Mai’s Citylife magazine runs a writing competition in conjunction with The Nation newspaper. The competition, which is run as part of the Dublin Literary awards, is an annual competition that asks students to write a piece of about a thousand words inspired by a given title. This year the title was “Behind the Mask” and students were given free reign to interpret that title in any way they wanted.

Remi Bobet, Y11, wrote a narrative piece set in a dystopian future where personal beliefs were subjugated before the dominant ideology of the state. Ju Ju, also year 11, chose to write an essay which explored the idea of ‘face’ in Thai society and how consumerism is affecting this aspect of Thai society. Remi’s piece came second and he won 5,000 Baht. Ju Ju came first and not only won 10,000 Baht, but also gets the opportunity to go to the final in Bangkok at the end of February. Ju Ju’s essay will be printed in the Nation and Citylife and, more importantly, in the Lanna Quarterly. Well done Ju Ju.

Congratulations to both of you – well done!