Congratulations to the latest winners of our Mindstretcher competitions, who will each receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher.
Talia Mehay won the lockdown song competition with her impressive self-composed track ‘One Touch’. Judge and music teacher, Jose Jacob, said: ‘One Touch has a real Melody Gardot vibe to it, I love the lyrics and the instrumentation. I would like to record this song in the studio once we are back because it really is excellent. Stunning stuff!’
Katie Rennie was chosen as the winner of the French translation competition. Judge, Helen Finch, commented: ‘Translation is one of the hardest skills to master when studying a foreign language. Not only is grammatical accuracy crucial, but the use of correct register and idiom can make or break a text. It was tough competition but in the end it was Katie’s translation that I chose. There were some lovely translations demonstrating very elegant choices of vocabulary which enabled her to produce an authentic text without compromising fluency or meaning. I was particularly impressed by her use of the passé simple reflecting the literary nature of the translation and the era in which it may have been written.’
Last but not least, Sunil Vummiti was crowned winner of the Video Game Review challenge. Sunil’s review of ‘Mario Kart 8’ stood out to judge, Ben Rutherford, who said: ‘It is an exceptionally well written piece that actually reads like a review you would see on a video game review site such as IGN or Game Informer. The article flows naturally and covers all aspects of the game in an ordered manner. A great piece of writing; well done Sunil!
Thank you and a big well done to everyone who took part.
Just one Touch – Talia Mehay