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 wit