Thursday 29 July, 2021
The
Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust takes great pleasure in announcing its
2021 Awards – with extra admiration for this year’s winners, who
have battled through such adversity for a second year running, and
yet delivered in style. The Trust makes annual awards with prize
money to a selection of UK’s talented best young individuals with a
special edge to their achievements. The Trust was set up in 2010 as a
legacy to Anjool Maldé (1984-2009) and has been pleased to be able
to present well over a hundred awards since then.

Professor
Judith Buchanan (Master, St Peter’s College, Oxford):
“The
10-year anniversary of the Anjool Maldé Awards at St Peter’s
College provides a moment in which to take stock. As we review what
the scheme has achieved across the past decade, we are struck by the
quality and character of the 60 Scholars who have now been the
beneficiaries of this generous award. In remembering Anjool, this
excellent scholarship scheme brings both significant encouragement
and material support to young lives at a crucial point in their
studies and we are delighted, year on year, to see the real
difference that it makes. We look forward to inviting back all
awardees later this year for an event to mark the 10-year anniversary
of this very fine award programme.”

SCHOLARSHIP
(co-hosts St Peter’s College Oxford)
Winners:
(alphabetically)
Hattie Dent, Chloe Fox-Robertson, Ed Hodgson, Tamzin Lent, Lucy
Lupton, Nandipa Mabere, Lewis Stubley


Photo
1
here, courtesy St
Peter’s College. Professor Buchanan addressing the Winners in a
Covid-friendly Marquee –

Professor
Judith Buchanan (Master, St Peter’s College, Oxford): “Our Anjool
Maldé awardees are as varied and as brilliant in this anniversary
year as always and their contributions beyond their studies have been
emphatic. Alongside sporting, musical, theatrical and debating
achievements, these have also included, for example, founding a grief
network for bereaved students and working with those experiencing
homelessness.”

YOUNG
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (co-hosts Innovate UK)
WINNER:
Anna Watkins, Director, Uncommon Alchemy www.uncommon-alchemy.co.uk
(Photo 2 here, courtesy self)


Photo
2 here
– Anna Watkins, courtesy self –

Emily
Nott (Head
of Diversity & Inclusion Programmes, Innovate UK): “Innovate
UK is proud to be working with the Anjool Maldé Trust on the Young
Innovator of the Year Award – 2021.”
The
Ideas Mean Business campaign is a collaboration between Innovate UK
and The Prince’s Trust to engage and inspire young innovators from
diverse backgrounds. The programme supported 64 young innovators this
year, who each received one-on-one coaching from an innovation
champion, funding to support development of their business and an
allowance to cover living costs. They were invited to apply for this
Top Innovator award and an independent judge appointed to select as
winner someone who had managed to make significant progress despite
facing many challenges.

Professor
Ken Eason (Independent Judge, a leading expert on Sociotechnical
Innovation): “All
the entries for the Young Innovator of the Year Prize 2021
were
great and they all deserved to be winners. What an impressive
collection of young people. The winner I have chosen is Anna
Watkins. Anna is a wonderful example of a young person who had a
brilliant idea of how to turn seaweed into a substitute for leather
products and who has been on an amazing journey to transform an
experiment that began in a saucepan over the kitchen stove into an
industrialised production process, making a range of impressive
products. She suffered a series of major setbacks in this process,
not least the management of a chronic health problem, but through
determination and great use of the support network the innovator
scheme has helped her access, she is well on the way to becoming a
very significant
innovator. Many congratulations and good wishes for the future to
Anna.”

Anna
Watkins (Winner, Director of Uncommon Alchemy): “It’s
an absolute honour to receive this award from the Anjool Malde Trust.
I’m incredibly grateful for the recognition and support I’ve
received both from the Trust and from the Young Innovators programme,
and the sense of achievement this brings. My company, Uncommon
Alchemy, is developing highly sustainable materials for fashion, and
this award will help me to continue working on solutions for some of
fashion’s most pressing problems. My goal has always been to
contribute to a better material future, and this award supports me to
do that.”

YOUNG
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (Sponsor Tom Latchford, co-hosts
Localgiving Foundation)
WINNER:
Nicola Fitzmoser of HappyR
Health


Photo
3 here,
Nicola Fitzmoser, courtesy self –

Tom
Latchford:
“I
am delighted to be able to resume this award after having had to
suspend it last year on account of the Covid-19 Lockdown – and even
more to celebrate the story of the exciting winner this year, Nicola
Fitzmoser.”

Rajeeb
Dey MBE (Judge & Founder & CEO of Learnerbly):
“Nicola
has developed an innovative solution to what is a problem impacting
negatively on the lives of many young people. Suffering with chronic
pain is difficult for anyone but the fact that Nicola has uncovered
that 29% of 5-25-year-olds live with chronic pain is a surprising
statistic. These are the prime years of our lives so to have a
solution that brings the best of gamification and utilises technology
in a way that is engaging for young people is a great way of
addressing the challenge. It’s encouraging to see Nicola taking her
product to clinical trials with NHS Leeds and I hope that it will go
on to positively improve the lives of millions of young people around
the world. Congratulations on the well-deserved award!”

Nicola
Fitzmoser:
“Being
named the Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 is a great
honour. It’s a recognition that goes beyond my individual work as an
entrepreneur. It stands for the potential of young people to bring
positive change to our societies; Our team’s top-most goal at Happyr
Health.
The award further strengthens my own and my team’s vision to provide
young people with the playful and personalized pain management
support they need. Taming pain dragons! Being
part of inspiring communities such as the Anjool Maldé Memorial
Trust enables us to combat the emotional and social challenges young
people face because of their chronic pain. And therefore, also
enabling them to fulfil their full potential.”

The
Judge had a special word for the youngest applicant,
18-year-old
Bailey
Greetham-Clark, CEO, BeGreatFitness:

“Bailey has shown great initiative at such a young age. Combining
his passion for sport to help people who may otherwise be overlooked
to gain confidence and empower them to achieve their full potential
is highly commendable.”

PHOTOGRAPHY
(Lead
Sponsor and Judge Reuben Kench, co-hosts Northern School of Art)WINNERS:
Page Moorby (Fine Art), Ashleigh Readman (Commercial Art)


Photos
4, 5
(Page Moody with Jamie
Macdonald, Senior Lecturer Photography,
and her artwork in photo 5) and Photo
6
(Ashleigh
Readman with her artwork in the background) here, courtesy NCA –

Judge
on Page Moorby: “Simultaneously
beguiling and unnerving, Paige’s work feels urgent and brave,
serious and unselfconscious. Substances and objects deliver multiple
connotations as we simultaneously try to decode the whole and the
parts.The range of forms being employed suggests deft and instinctive
control of new techniques and an enjoyment of materials, but always
with the clear purpose of conveying content and meaning, rather than
out of interest in the techniques per se”.

Page
Moorby:”
I
am very thankful for winning the award and I feel like it will have a
very positive impact on my future.
This
award has already helped my future practice. Since the award I have
been in contact with a range of people in industry about being
involved with various projects, this has helped me stand out against
contesting peers. Moving my practice forward, this has given me a lot
of encouragement and motivation to keep producing work within this
style I have created which I can often doubt.”

Judge
on Ashleigh Readman:
“It’s
hard to make work that is unique and fresh about a subject as
multi-faceted and global as the environment and climate change.
Ashleigh demonstrates an instinct for form and colour that allows her
to make work that draws the viewer in. The control of light, sound
and temperature within an installation in which the photographically
rendered imagery is suspended in water, creates a glorious duality –
we gaze at colour and almost abstract form beneath the sheen of the
water’s surface, lured into the beauty of manmade materials, whilst
the persistent sound of flowing water and the dislocating darkness of
the space, force us to consider the threat we pose to the world’s
ecosystems.”

Ashleigh
Readman: “Winning
this award has given me the drive to push boundaries within my
photography and create pieces of work that can leave an impact on the
viewer. I feel very strongly about pollution and what is happening in
our world today. Receiving the award proved that my ideas and
innovative thinking can work and communicate this. This adds to the
huge amount of positive feedback I have gained from this show. For
this reason, I now plan to push this further and come up with bigger
and better ideas for a whole new exhibition which I plan to push
myself to create in the future.”

YOUNG
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (co-hosts Queen’s University Belfast)
JOINT
WINNERS (for their Film, Skeletor):

Jack
McCann (Director and Producer), Malin
Hempill (Cinematographer), Joseph
Scott (Editor)


Photo
7
here – Malin Hemphill, Jack McCann, Joseph Scott, courtesy Film
Studies & Broadcast Production, QUB –

Professor
Cahal McLaughlin (Chair
of Film Studies at QUB):
“We
have identified the film, Skeletor,
as
the winner this year. This film follows the recent fortunes of a
young mixed martial arts boxer from Ballymena, Rhys McKee, and shows
evidence of high professional standards in directing, cinematography
and editing. Rhys expresses his determination, but also his
vulnerability, told here in a compelling story.”

Winners:
“We
are incredibly honoured and grateful to receive this award for our
documentary Skeletor, which focuses on Mixed Martial Artist Rhy
McKee. This recognition has certainly increased our confidence
exponentially and will inspire us to work on new projects in the
future. Thank you very much once again.”

JAZZ
PRIZE (co-hosts Guidhall School of Music & Drama)
WINNER
Luca Manning


Photo
8
here –
Luca
Manning , courtesy GSMD –

Malcolm
Edmonstone (Head of Jazz, GSMD): “Luca
Manning from Scotland is an extraordinary musician, a vocalist who
transcends boundaries and has a highly developed artistry. Trained as
a jazz vocalist, his music is gathering considerable attention as he
turns his hands effortlessly to new projects. He is a natural
collaborator with a brilliant attitude and we are thrilled that he
has been awarded this most prestigious award.”

Luca
Manning:
“I
am delighted to be awarded the Anjool Malde jazz prize. It is a
beautiful celebration to mark the end of my time studying at GSMD and
I am very humbled to have been chosen to receive it. I plan to use
this award to continue creating and making music that resonates with
people.” https://www.lucamanningmusic.com

CLOSING
STATEMENT (AMMT TRUSTEES): “We
extend our Warmest Congratulations to the Winners especially against
the backdrop of these very strange times we live in. When the
20-somethings are in many ways the forgotten, unsupported generation,
it is a marvel how they yet take it on the chin and deliver in style
as these winners demonstrate. What a fitting tribute for the 10th
Anniversary of the Anjool Maldé Endowment at St Peter’s College!
Thank you too to all our supporters, sponsors, co-hosts and helpers –
many of them unsung heroes who smile through it all and never get a
mention – THANK YOU EVERYONE.”

-ENDS-

NOTES:

Press
Release distribution courtesy Pressat (pressat.co.uk)
Anjool
Maldé Awards
– Gemma Shaw ([email protected])Anjool
Maldé
Memorial Trust (www.anjool.org)HappyR
Health: https://happyrhealth.com/
Uncommon
Alchemy: www.uncommon-alchemy.co.ukSt
Peter’s College Oxford ([email protected])
PRO
at Northern College of Art ([email protected])
Film
Studies QUB – Professor Cahal McLaughlin ([email protected])
Jazz
Dept GSMD (www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/principal_study/jazz/)

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