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Ayrton Cable’s “Blood Phones” shortlisted for a prestigious award

Ayrton is Runner Up in Amnesty International’s “Young Photo Reporter of the Year!”

Ayrton’s “Blood Phones” photo highlighting the great suffering in the Congo mostly being caused by the profits from conflict minerals in our mobile phones came Runner Up in a competition which attracted over 2,500 entrants.

At the Awards ceremony, Ayrton and the other shortlisted children spent the morning at the Guardian headquarters. They were each given a front page template using the Guardian’s own software and allowed to create their very own front page news for that day. Led by a senior journalist from the Guardian they learned how to write stories for newspapers and the differences between journalistic story writing and conventional story writing.

In the afternoon they all travelled to Amnesty’s HQ in eco friendly cars and were given a wonderful pizza lunch. The awards ceremony itself was an exciting affair with speeches from past award winners and legendary rapper Kate Templeton wowing the crowd.

You can view “Blood phones” and other blog entries on Ayrton’s blog.