Regents’ student displays outstanding writing skills to win journalism prize

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The competition to find the Young Journalist of the Year reached its climax in Bangkok on Friday 14 March, with one young student from Regents International School Pattaya scooping a prize for her essay on women’s rights. A second student was recognised for the outstanding quality of her public presentation on human trafficking in Thailand.

The Amnesty International Thailand Young Journalist of the Year competition is in its second year and is proving to be a popular fixture in the school calendar, with 16 different schools from across Thailand taking part this year.

Regents students have a successful day at the Amnesty International Thailand Young Journalist Competition.Regents students have a successful day at the Amnesty International Thailand Young Journalist Competition.

The Key Stage 3 competition was won by Bel from Regents International School Pattaya with her essay entitled Women are Worth It. “I am very happy to have won the award for my paper and I hope it will raise awareness of women’s rights in the future.”

Julianne in Year 13 at Regents was awarded the competition’s Certificate for Outstanding Presentation following her stirring presentation, A Story Behind the Bright Lights of Pattaya.

The 20 shortlisted essays were judged by Alec Bamford of Amnesty International Thailand and Pravit Rojanaphruk, journalist with The Nation newspaper. Alec Bamford commented, “It was refreshing to see students source their own information, choose topics that challenged themselves, and deal with a familiar topic from an original perspective.”