The debut of Adamah Media’s competition for young writers has been a huge success.
The first of Adamah’s young writers’ competitions was a celebration of the new online magazine’s first year of life. The opportunities offered by Adamah were gratefully received by young writers online. Called on to answer the question ‘Your vision of a post-Covid world: how would you like the world to look after the pandemic?’, young writers with faith or simply those interested in exploring spirituality submitted their competition articles sharing their hopes for a better future.
The winner of the competition and six-month paid internship is a talented, female Christian writer Natascha von Uexkull.
The 25-year-old Londoner said:
“It’s such a strange time to be a young person trying to forge a career in the creative world, and this feels like a validation of my hard work, dedication and passion. I am incredibly grateful to have been given an internship opportunity with Adamah, through which I will have a platform for my writing and advice from experts in the field. This will be invaluable in continuing my writing journey.”
The five excellent shortlisted candidates wrote skilfully about their vision for life after lockdown and were judged by a panel of distinguished professionals from a range of backgrounds, all who write for and support Adamah. Fulfilling Adamah Media’s vision for positive thought and to inspire hope for a better world, another Christian prize winner and new intern wrote:
“My hope is that this worldwide pandemic will help to unite the nations as we grow in empathy towards one another. I look forward to the day that masks are removed, and we are able to see the face of other human beings; relating to them not as mere objects but valuing their ‘otherness’.”
In a culture filled with polarised debates, it is Adamah’s platform for respectful and constructive journalism that is sought after by it’s followers. Together, readers of Adamah have contributed donations to ensure talented young writers can continue to write for Adamah through paid, staff internships.