Well done to all entrants in our 2023 LSA CA Ancient Worlds Competition, generously sponsored and supported by the Classical Association, and congratulations to those with commendations, awards and to the four finalists!
On Saturday 18 March, we hosted the Grand Final of the Competition at AKS Lytham in Lancashire and enjoyed four brilliant presentations in answer to this year’s question: the discovery of which ancient site or artefact interests you the most, and why?
The four finalists – Levi Barker, Elise Withey, Reuben Wielenga and Imogen Reid
Huge congratulations to Imogen, who was chosen as the Champion, for her excellent talk on the Cyrus Cylinder.
Ancient Worlds Competition Champion
Imogen Reid of Abbey Gate College, Chester, with guest judge Bronwen Riley
People’s Choice Award Winner
Elise Withey of King Edward’s School, Bath, on the discovery of the Epic of Gilgamesh
Fantastic presentations from Levi (the Kyrenia Shipwreck) and Reuben (the Pylos Combat Agate)
Lancashire Award Winner
Lauren Aston of Cardinal Newman College
Andria Laitadze and Nitsa Skhvitaridze of the European School, Georgia
Natasha Chilima (Kamuzu Academy, Malawi) – The Twelve Tables
Ani Kateleiva (NGDEK, Sofia, Bulgaria) – The Tomb of Lazarus
Kseniya Korshun (VIII High School, Gdańsk, Poland) – The Library of Alexandria
Lauren Aston (Cardinal Newman College) – The Antikythera Mechanism
Lucy Baron (Shavington Academy) – The Turin Shroud
Dorothy Hodgson (Kirkham Grammar School) – The Codex Sinaiticus
Karina Oakley (Guildford High School) – The Anus Ebria
Daniel Pailing (Hymers College) – The Lost City of Petra
Poppy White (Hereford Sixth Form College) – The Library of Celsus
Ariana Crosse – The Tomb of Tutankhamun
Zoe Mavrika – The Eleusinian Mysteries
Isobel Davies (Chelmsford County High School for Girls) – Knossos
Francesca Evans (Simon Langton Girls Grammar) – The Augustus Head
Izaak Gilbert (Nelson and Colne College) – Tiddis
Gabriella Koussa (Bolton School Girls’ Division) – Kom El-Deka
Sophia Robinson (Runshaw College) – The Rastan Mosaic
John Stokes (Wallington County Grammar) – The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior
Abimbola Tayo (Haberdashers’ Boys’ School) – Nok Terracotta
Orrin Thompson and Ottilie Thompson (Dauntsey’s School) – The Deverill Mosaic
We look forward to launching our 2024 Competition at the end of the year!
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