The Judging Panel

Emily Ghadimi

Emily is currently the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Ireland to Denmark, covering a range of issues including political, cultural and community engagement. She previously worked in the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, focusing on nuclear issues, and has previous experience in political dialogue, armed conflict and international criminal law and justice.

She has degrees in law from University College Dublin and the University of Amsterdam, and is admitted to the New York State Bar as an Attorney at Law. She is interested in reading both non-fiction and fiction, in particular contemporary Irish writers.

Birgit Ellegaard Fiig

Birgit teaches English and creative writing at Ordrup Gymnasium. She has a passion for Debating and Public Speaking Competitions. She has been involved in the English Speaking Union for many years. She loves drama and has directed several productions and also produces educational material for English plays.

Awards Director