17.07.17 Gorsedh Kernow Awards 2017 announced

GORSEDH KERNOW – The Celtic spirit of Cornwall

Press release  for immediate use issued Monday 17th July 2017

Gorsedh Kernow Awards 2017 announced

The Council of Gorsedh Kernow has announced the winners of their annual Awards and Competitions after careful consideration and review of an impressive range of entries.

“Awards are being given to entries that express the Celtic spirit of Cornwall and demonstrate exceptional endeavour or quality of work,” said Grand Bard of Cornwall Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn, “and I look forward to presenting prizes to all the winners.”

The scheme has drawn work from the creative arts, Cornish studies and the wider community creating a range of Awards and Competitions for adults and a separate range of Awards for young people under 18 years of age.

“Gorsedh Kernow Awards and Competitions are more flexible and less prescriptive these days,” said Merv Davey “and allow for entrants to demonstrate creativity in a variety of ways, including the use of digital media.”

The Awards and Competitions winners for 2017 are:

Adults Competitions

1.1 Yeth Kernewek – Cornish language

Gorsedh Kernow medals

Poem in Kernewek ‘Yn Tre Vaughan’ entered by Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor, of St Ives.

Story in Kernewek ‘Mernans Ow Thas’ entered by Richard Howe of Porthcawl.

Gorsedh Kernow Award Certificate

Short story in Cornish for beginners entitled ‘Morvoren Lannwedhenek’ entered by Kirsty Lauder of Saltash.

1.2 Rannyeth / Cornish Dialect

Gorsedh Kernow Medals

‘The Man Who Blawed the Organ’ entered by John Jenkin, Carrek an Jawl of Bodmin.

‘Taint all Poldark and Pasties’ entered by Mo Keast, Myrgh Cana Hengovek of Bodmin.

‘Jan Treskillard’ entered by Jill Thomas, Myrgh Elerghi of Liskeard.

1.3 Studhyansow Kernewek/ Cornish Studies

Gorsedh Kernow Medal

Ranyeth Lulyn’ entered by John Jenkin, Carrek an Jawl of Bodmin.

Gorsedh Kernow Award Certificate

Cornish Survey from John Ellery Gillingham of Camborne.

1.4 Skeusenieth / Photography

Gorsedh Kernow Medal

6 Images entered by Sally Mitchell of Mevagissey.

Adults Awards

2  Awenekter / Creativity

Gorsedh Kernow Medals

Comic book style story ‘Men an Tol’ written and entered by Joanna Veranda based at Tremough Campus and illustrated by Tania A Cardoso based in Rotterdam.

Story ‘Diaspora’ by Heather Hosking of Redruth.

Song in English ‘One and All’ by Helen Bartrop Hocking of Pancrasweek, Exeter.

Verse ‘Pendeen’ by Chris Nancollas of Yorkley, Gloucestershire.

Paintings ‘Rural Scene at Lanyon’ and ‘Men an Tol’ from William Morris, Haldreyn of London.

Carving ‘Mermaid’ set on slate from Paul Benney of Newquay.

The Mike Hartland Award for work which engages people in Cornish culture – CD ‘The Clay Hymnal’  by Jim Causley of East Devon & Luke Thompson of Mevagissey.

The Glenda Hartland Award  for film – ‘The Poet’ by Jane Darke of Padstow and Andrew Tebbs of Nottinghamshire.

The Glenda Hartland Award for design –

Textile work by Maddie McColin based at Falmouth University, Tremough Campus.

3  Kemeneth / Community

Outstanding community service for Cornwall

Gorsedh Kernow Medals

Tassy Swallow, Morvoren Mordonnow of St Ives for SurfRatz, The Island, St Ives.

Anne & Keven Ayres of Falmouth for The Cornish Store, Falmouth.

Golden Tree, to be received by Will Coleman, Pednithan of St Buryan.

The Radyo an Gernewegva Award for raising fluency in the community – Esther Johns, Tamm Steren of Mullion for Skol Veythrin.

London Cornish Association Pewas Map Trevethan / Paul Smales Medal 2017 for services to Cornwall by someone living outside Cornwall – Mrs Del Clinton (Cornish Association of New South Wales) of New South Wales, Australia.

 London Cornish Association Shield 2017  for outstanding services to Cornwall and Cornish people –  Mrs Anne Parsons (Bournemouth Cornish Association) of Poole, Dorset.

Young People’s Awards

1  Yeth Kernewek / Cornish Language

First:  Amelia Dale, age 7, Cusgarne School, Truro – ‘Why I love Cornwall’.

Second:  Lauren Luscombe, age 8, Cusgarne  School – ‘Spladn che Steren’.

Third:  Spencer Judd, age 7, Cusgarne School – ‘My Family’.

Special category – Poetry/ Verse/Creative Writing

Ages 5 – 7

Freddie Judd, age 5, Cusgarne School – ‘My Dad was a Cornish Fisherman’.

 Ages: 11-12

Evie Luckhurst, age 12, St Ives School – Poem ‘Marhas-Vian’.

Ages 13-14

First:  Aiden Drew, age 14 Poltair School, St Austell – ‘Wheal Martyn’.

Second:  Aaliyah E Ro-Pi, age 14, Poltair School – ‘The Lapse of Time’.

 Ilow Kernewek / Cornish Music

First:  St Maddern’s School, Madron, Penzance – ‘Teyr Gwydhenn Arbennik’ .

Second:  Truro Preparatory School – ‘Kana Dhymm’.

5  Studhyans Kernewek / Cornish Studies

To be announced

6  Art & Design

Special Award for Poltair School for ‘Paper Porcelain Pieces’ relating to study of ceramics at Wheal Martyn, jointly won by: Kenneth Bicoy, Lydia Ellis, Bethany Burt, Emily Evely, Jessica Frost, Emily Head, Aiden Kitts, Aaliyah Robinson-Rickford, Kelsey Vanderplank.

Age 4 and under

Sophie Duloy, age 4, Cusgarne School – ‘Man Engine’.

Ages 5-7

First:  Isabelle Waters, age 6, Cusgarne School – ‘Pocketbook of Folklore Legends’.

Second:  Harrison Childs, age 7, Cusgarne School – ‘Wheal Prosper’.

Ages 8 – 11

First:  Ruan Michael Crooks, age 10, Cusgarne  School – ‘Tin Mine’.

Second:  Imogen Barnard, age 9, Cusgarne School – ‘St Michael’s Mount’.

Third:  Rebecca Chellamuthu, age 10, Cusgarne School – ‘Mysterious Sea’.

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The Gorsedh Kernow Awards and Competitions 2017 scheme enables Gorsedh Kernow to recognise and celebrate a wide range of Cornish cultural activity alongside the more traditional arts and literary entries and allows for entries to be submitted through new media technologies.

Awards for young people were open to all schools, young people’s and children’s organisations and individuals under the age of 18 and were considered in one of three age groups – under 7 years of age, 8 to 11 and 12 to 17.

Displays and video presentations from several of the Awards winners will be available for viewing from 2pm onwards on Thursday 31st August in Launceston Town Hall Otho Peter Room. Entry is free.

The Awards Presentation evening, part of the Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture, will take place at 7pm on Thursday 31st August at Launceston Town Hall and will be hosted by bard Edward Rowe, Mab Tregarrek.  Entry is free and all are welcome to attend.

For further information about and a full programme for the Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture please visit our website http://gorsedhkernow.org.uk/esedhvos.html

For general information about Gorsedh Kernow please contact Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor, Hon Secretary, Gorsedh Kernow,

email  communications@gorsedhkernow.org.uk

or visit our website www.gorsedhkernow.org.uk

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