2020 Mercy Foundation Youth Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the Mercy Youth Awards 2020!

The judges had a difficult task in selecting the winners for the 2020 Mercy Youth Awards. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

The winners are:

1st Place
Leila B, Merici College ACT

2nd Place 
Naeoumi T, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College NSW

3rd Place (tie)
Georgia A, Seymour College SA
Anabelle A, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College NSW

Highly Commended:

Abbey W, Mt Lilydale Mercy College, VIC
Alexandra M, Seymour Colleg, SA
Alice B, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, NSW
An N, Caroline Chisolm Catholic College, SA
Ella A, St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, NSW
Grace A, Cabra Dominican College, SA
Grace M, Tenison College, SA
Ivanka J, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, NSW
Kaitlyn S, Presbyterian Ladies College, NSW
Sarah O, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College

The school that submitted the most entries was Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College; 330 entries were received from 35 schools across Australia.

Judges

Special thanks to the very talented Kylie Dunlop, of Kylie Dunlop Photography, for generously giving her time and expert advice in judging.

The judges included Kevin Gardner, Board member, Sue Mowbray, CEO and Leesa Feilen, Projects Coordinator at the Mercy Foundation.

Thank you to all students who entered the Mercy Youth Awards Photo Competition. The standard of the entries was excellent and we are impressed with all efforts made.

Winners’ photographs will be posted shortly.

** You must ensure your photo includes a key (like a house key) to enter the competition **

The Mercy Foundation Youth Awards is a photo competition open to high school students across Australia from years 7 to 12. The competition aims to encourage young people to learn more about social justice issues in Australia.

This year, the competition opens Monday 27 April and the theme for 2020 is “Freedom- Ending Modern Slavery”. Entrants are asked to:

1) Take a photo specifically for the competition that explores the idea of freedom and the image must include a house key to ensure images submitted have been created expressly for the competition (remember no faces!)
2)
Include a written statement of 100 words or less that explains how your photo explores the idea of freedom
3) Read about modern slavery here then complete an online quiz on Modern Slavery

Entry form and quiz available online here

Details for Students available here
Details for Teachers available here

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First Prize:
$700 will be awarded to the winning Entrant and $700 will be awarded to the winning school*

Second Prize:
$350 will be awarded to the winning Entrant and $350 will be awarded to the winning school*

Third Prize:
$200 will be awarded to the winning Entrant and $200 will be awarded to the winning school*

$50 vouchers will be awarded to the next top 10 entries and the school that submits the most entries wins $250.*

*Please note that the  judges may award more than one winner in each category. In this case, the winners will share the prize money.

Competition closes Friday 3 July 2020, winners notified mid August.

2019 Winners can be found here

Image by Tania Hutchins

 

Image Credit Tania Hutchins