Well, after months of hard work on the part of our students, and a few weeks of anxious waiting, we can finally reveal the results of our Rio+20 competition!
Civil Engineering student Ed Byers scooped first prize and will now attend the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June. Ed will also be tasked with writing a blog about the debates and giving his views on the discussions.
The standard of entries was so high that the judging panel had a very hard task in deciding the winner, and were so impressed by a number of other entries that five runners up were also selected:
- 2nd place: James Robinson (MEng Civil Engineering and Geosciences, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences)
- 3rd place: Claire Chisholm (BA Combined Honours, Combined Honours Centre)
- 4th place: Henrietta Smylie (BSc Marketing, Newcastle University Business School)
- 5th place: Luke Barnwell (MEng Civil Engineering and Geosciences, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences)
- 6th place: Martin Findlay (MEng Civil Engineering and Geosciences, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences)
In addition, a further three entries were also selected to be featured on this blog site:
- Carla Washbourne (PhD Civil Engineering and Geosciences, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences)
- Tom Green (BA Combined Honours, Combined Honours Centre)
- Bridie Appleby-Gunnill (MA International Development and Education, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences)
Over the coming weeks, the selected entries, culminating in Ed’s winning entry, will be placed on this blog, and you can sign up to receive these automatically by email by using the ‘Follow blog by email’ on the right of this page.
We’ll be starting later today by posting Bridie’s extremely thoughtful and thought-provoking entry for you all to read.
On behalf of everyone in NIReS, well done to everyone who entered the competition, congratulations to those whose entries were selected to be featured or who made the shortlist and particular congratulations to Ed – we’re sure you’ll be a credit to us all in Rio.
We just wish we could all go with you!