ICCL/Youthreach Human Rights Competition [2013]


ICCL Press Release: Friday 13 December 2013

Cavan-based Youthreach participant Rudine Mulhern came out on top of a formidable set of nationwide entries to scoop first prize in the 2013 Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Youthreach Human Rights Competition, an initiative calling Youthreach students nationwide to express themselves about important human rights issues affecting their lives.

Announced by RTE’s Blathnaid Treacy at a prizegiving ceremony held in the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman today (13 December 2013), Rudine Mulhern took first prize for her piece ‘Muddled Feelings’ – an outstanding mixed media entry on the subject of sexual violence, encompassing short story composition, spoken word, animation and sound design. Rudine was awarded a work placement in an NGO or charity, along with a tablet computer.

Rudine’s Cavan Youthreach colleague Dominika Kapica took second place for her portfolio of original human rights themed photography entitled ‘Life through a Lens’. Third place prize, meanwhile, went to Charmaine Smyth of Castleblaney Youthreach, Co Monaghan, for her awareness-raising branding and design project ‘Young People – Think Positive’.

Speaking at the ceremony, ICCL Director Mark Kelly said:

“Every year, this competition is testament to Youthreach participants’ detailed and sophisticated understanding of human rights issues. Entries to this year’s competition were of an extremely high standard, and displayed impressive variation, creativity, imagination and style in their treatment of human rights issues at home and abroad.

The ICCL is proud to collaborate with Youthreach on this initiative and to work with young people nationwide to give voice to their creativity, and to the issues about which they are passionate”

Photo of the prizewinners


ICCL and Distilled Ideas would like to thank everyone for participating in this video.

Produced by: Distilled Ideas on behalf of ICCL/YOuthreach

Directed, Filmed & Edited by: Aoibheann O’Sullivan

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