We are proud to announce that media department student, Stephen White, has won first place in the Short Story of the Year category in the 2023 Smedia awards.

Stephen, who is a mature student that joined CDCFE during the pandemic, saw off competition from other nominees in the category from UCD, UCC, TCD & Maynooth University.

Stephen’s story “Looking Back” was written in 2022 while he was a student in CDCFE’s Creative Writing course. He is now studying Social Media Content Creator and is producing Radio show “Hear Here” on Near FM which frequently features Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE student work.

Earlier this year he was short listed for an ETB Excellence award in the Learner Creative category for his video “Tell ’em who sent you”. (see link below) He was also a winner in the 2022 SCC Creative writing competition.

Congratulations to all our students who were nominated and represented CDCFE so well.

Read winning short story “Looking Back” Here:

Looking Back (1)