2019 Mercy Foundation Youth Awards

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 homelessness, especially ending homelessness in Australia.

This year, the competition opens Monday 29 April and the theme for 2019 is “Housing First: the key to ending homelessness. Entrants are asked to:

1) take a photo specifically for the competition that explores the idea of home and the image must include a house key,
2)
include a written statement of 100 words or less that explains how your photo explores the idea of home
3) and complete an online quiz on Housing First.

The entry form and quiz along with more detailed information will be available on our website when the competition opens on Monday 29th April, 2019.

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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.*

Competition closes Friday, 5th July 2019, winners notified mid August.