Miriam Burns (age 11, ‘Book Hub’)
Matilda Brookes-Jones (age 12, ‘The Quadrangle Academy’)
Malaika Ali (age 16, ‘Reconnect’)
The submissions came in various forms, including video, drawing, photograph, poem and prose.
The runners up were:
Myra Hathiramani (age 9),
Charlotte Davis (age 14)
Esti Elijah (age 17).
We were pleased to have a prestigious judging panel, chaired by Dame Helen Hyde. Joining her on the judging panel was Sir Anthony Seldon (educator and author), Alice Braybrook (/together), Claire Crook (Eden Project), Jeevun Rohilla (Faiths United Youth Network) and Barbara Speed (The i Paper).
We were pleased to have Lord Stephen Greenhalgh (Government’s Faith Minister) chair our Zoom awards ceremony, and to have Dame Helen Hyde join and offer her congratulations to the winners. Our winners invited their families and members of their community onto the call and were thrilled by a surprise video message from Cressida Cowell, Children’s Laureate and author of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. She had a personalised response to each winner’s piece and kindly donated a signed copy of her new book ‘Never and Forever’ to the winner of the 7-11 age category, Miriam, along with a signed print of one of her illustrations.