Winners of the Tibet Foundation Essay Competition 2018 Dec 9, 2018 This News item expired on Jan 9, 2019. Expired news items remain listed in our News archive, however the information may no longer be accurate. Please do contact the office if you require any clarification. We announced the essay competition in May 2018 that closed on September 15, to encourage young writers. It was open to all Tibetans and people of Tibetan origin living in Tibet (ethnic Tibetan areas in China), India, Nepal and Bhutan, aged 25 and below. The title for the essay competition was "Sustaining Tibetan Culture". Thirty three of the 37 entries that we received met the requirements, and they were read and scored by a panel of three bilingual judges - one from India, one from the UK, and the third from North America. Eleven of them were written in English and the remaining 22 were written in Tibetan. The first prize of £1,000 goes to Jamyang Dolma, 21, a student at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, India. The second prize of £500 goes to Tenzin Lhawang, 23, a student at JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysore, India. The third prize of £100 each goes to Chemi Lhamo, Tenzin Kalden, Jigmey Gyatso, Nyima Lhamo, and Tsewang Chozom. Congratulations to both our winners and to everyone who submitted a competition entry, and our sincere thanks to the panel of judges for their support and help.