Nomination for the National Business Brilliance Awards, in the Writing Excellence Award

Wow.  I did not see that coming…

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A nomination for my writing work. What an amazing surprise. I don’t know who nominated me for this award, but if you are reading this … thank you.

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To complete the survey, I’ve had to put forward one piece of writing to be judged.  That’s quite hard to do when I’ve been writing solidly for 10 years, but I chose an article I had published in Junkies Magazine Australia.

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The article I’ve put forward is about Drop Earrings Not Bombs; a creative, community-led jewellery project which partners with Small Projects Istanbul’s Olive Tree Women’s Craft Collective.  This project provides a support network for displaced Syrians, and a way for this small group of people to earn an income.

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You can read the full article here: Drop Earrings

This piece came together by the skin of my teeth. I attempted to contact the Drop Earrings Not Bombs team a number of times, but communication proved difficult. With a few days to go until the deadline I thought I might have to ditch the article, but I managed to make contact with Catie in Turkey via WhatsApp.

I am so proud of this article, which I hope gives a voice to a small community doing great things for displaced Syrians in Turkey.  By the way, if you want to buy a pair of these beautiful earrings head to dropearringsnotbombs.org.

It doesn’t matter if I don’t reach the finals of the National Brilliance Awards, to be nominated is an honour.

Thank you.

 

 

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