Winning streak continues for Loreto College Cavan at What’s Your Story? competition

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PIctured: Leah Smith (third from left) with classmates

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5 June 2015 | 0

Loreto College Cavan completed a hat trick of titles at the 2015 Trend Micro What’s Your Story? video and poster competition earlier this week.

The winning short film by Loreto student Leah Smith entitled How to be Safe on the Internet won the top prize of €3,000.

Mother and son duo, Eimear and Cormac from Wexford took home the €1,500 prize for overall individual winner for their video My Silly Mum.

A new category, overall community winner, was won by Galway City Youth Café (Foroige) for their collaborative video, Staying Social. The group were awarded €1,500 for their entry bringing the total prize fund across all categories to €8,500.

The competition encouraged individual entrants and students from primary, and secondary schools to share their personal experiences online addressing the theme ‘Share something that could help someone going online for the first time?’

Other category winners included Carrigaline Educate Together, Cork and Evie and Emily from Limerick for their video entries, Interweb Countdown and Nothing is Private. Each winner received €750. Colaiste Chu Chulainn in Louth and Isa Lodi from Kilkenny were awarded €500 each for their winning poster entries Join the Internet, it Keeps us Connected! and Action and Consequence. A further three entries received honourable mentions.

All video and poster submissions were judged on their ability to inspire, as well as how effectively entrants have promoted their entries via social media and word of mouth. Judges included representatives from Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook, Webwise.ie and Smartfutures.ie.

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