Mercy Foundation Youth Awards 2018 Winners

28 Aug 2018

Thank you to all the students who entered the 2018 Mercy Youth Awards. We had over 170 very strong entries from across New South Wales and Victoria. This year, entrants were asked to submit a photo and write a short statement encapsulating what “home” meant to them, and complete a short quiz on homelessness.

Congratulations to the following winners:

First prize: $700 to the winning entrant and $700 to the wining school

Beth, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College

Second Prize: $350 to the winning entrant and $350 to the winning school

Brooke, James Sheahan Catholic High School

Third Prize: $200 to the winning entrant and $200 to the winning school

Kiara, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College

Highly Commended: $50 Vouchers were awarded to the following entries:
Chelsea, Mercy Catholic College Chatswood
Catherine, Good Samaritan Catholic College
Emma, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College
Ethan, Mount Lilydale Mercy College
Isobel, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College
Katherine, Blacktown Girls High School
Luka, Francis Greenway High School
Matthew, Patrician Brother’s College Fairfield
Miranda, Queenwood School
Nell, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College
Tara, Mercy Catholic College Chatswood

The correct answers to the quiz are:

What are the key causes of homelessness in Australia?
Poverty and unaffordable housing are the primary causes of homelessness in Australia.

How many people sleep rough on any given night?
8,200 people

What solves homelessness?
For most people, affordable, appropriate housing solves homelessness.