were announced at an award ceremony held on March 9, 2018
at Rembrandt Room III, 2nd floor, Rembrandt Hotel.
The overall winner of the 2017 Junior Dublin Literary Awards for Thailand
His Excellency Brendan Rogers - The Irish Ambassador to Thailand
“Ireland has indeed a rich literary tradition. We would not claim world literary domination but many of the giants of literature in the English language hail from Ireland. These include Jonathon Swift, Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and so many more. Perhaps it is something in the Irish water! It has been said that everybody in Ireland is an author or seeks to be an author! So it is indeed appropriate that the Irish Embassy continues to be a strong supporter of the Junior Dublin Literary Awards for the 13th year in a row. We are honoured to join the Nation and other keen supporters and sponsors to stimulate the literary creativity and imagination of young Thai students, who seek to express themselves and their imaginations in the English language. 2018 is my fourth year being one of the judges for the essay competition. The standard each year has surpassed my expectations and it is a privilege to join the other judges in choosing a winner. Yet it is an enormously difficult task. There are so many talented young authors here in the Land of Smiles. Only one winner can travel to Ireland and be part of the Dublin Literary Awards ceremony. Yet all the young authors who entered the competition and presented their work in public are winners. Congratulations to all the competition entrants and to all those parents, guardians and friends who supported them on this literary journey!”
Mrs. Heather Suksem OBE - Deputy Chairman OCS ROH Limited
OCS Group is pleased to support the Junior Dublin Literary Awards for 13 consecutive years. This great competition allows students to express their thoughts through essay writing. We are delighted to be part of the programme to support Thai students to improve their English writing skills. This year there are many interesting stories from talented students across the country. The winner has an opportunity to visit Ireland and experience a great culture of Ireland. Congratulations!
Mrs. Ann Elliott – Country Manager, Emerald Cultural Institute / Executive Director, Gael Thailand
The Emerald Cultural Institute (ECI) and GAEL Thailand are extremely proud and excited at being associated with the 13th Junior Dublin Literary Awards and offer our Congratulations to this year’s deserving winner, who we look forward to welcoming in Dublin for a 2 week Advanced Course in English Language Development and Home Stay at Emerald Cultural Institute.
Dublin, Ireland and ECI are fresh, new and outstanding alternatives for Thai Students of all ages who want to improve and expand their English Language Skills and Gael Thailand’s mission and passion is to share the wealth of opportunities that Education in Ireland has to offer.
Mr. Jerome Kelly - CEO, LawtonAsia Insurance Brokers Ltd.
For over two decades LawtonAsia has been serving the insurance needs of both the Thai and expatriate communities in Thailand. Over those years we have seen a remarkable improvement in the standards of English in both our employees and our clients.
Being an Irish-Thai company we are therefore very happy to support the Junior Dublin Literary Awards and encourage local children to demonstrate their creative use of English. Great writers are great communicators and in an industry such as ours the ability to communicate effectively and succinctly is an essential skill. We congratulate all the winners and thank all those who took part. The communication skills of our young people will help ensure Thailand plays a leading role in the ASEAN community.