Winners of the Creative Climate writing competition announced

To coincide with the COP21 talks in Paris in December, Sustainability ran a writing competition, ‘Creative Climate’, focussing on people’s personal experiences of climate change.

The winners have been selected by Professor Vivien Jones (Prof. of English and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Education) and Emily Diamand (Royal Literary Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment).

Congratulations to the winners:

Isabelle Ward (student at the University) - for giving a poignant account of her experiences of deforestation in Indonesia.

Matthew Marsden (Year 8 student at John Smeaton Academy) - for his well-rounded coverage of the issues of climate change and how it relates to him.

Well done to Afolakemi Ogunnubi, Jenny Barlow and Lauren Quinnell (University of Leeds), and Emily Ambrose, Libby heap and Caitlin Gautrey (John Smeaton Academy) who all received Highly Commended for their well-rounded, interesting and personal accounts of their experiences of climate change.

The winning articles can be found on the Sustainability blog

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