National Youth Week 2009 Competition Winners Announced

Media Release
  • Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth

The Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 National Youth Week competitions.

National Youth Week is the nation’s biggest annual youth event, designed to celebrate all young people aged 12 – 25, their achievements, skills, talents and the contribution they make to their communities.

Over 4,000 people entered the National Talent and Win Free Stuff competitions, which highlights the talent and creativity of young people across Australia.

Ms Ellis said she was impressed by the quality and originality of the entries."Congratulations to all the entrants from across the country, who engaged in an extremely tough selection process,” Ms Ellis said.

"Yet again, these competitions have shown the flair for creative endeavours young Australians have, and I thank the industry representatives, sponsors and the voting public for supporting young talent," Ms Ellis said.

The National Talent Competition winners were chosen in five categories - RockIT (music), WriteIT (short stories), ShootIT (film), DesignIT (graphic design) and SnapIT (photography). The Win Free Stuff competition involved a number of 25-words-or-less questions.

A table of the winners is attached below. To see the winning entries and find out more about National Youth Week visit: www.youthweek.com

Category/entrant

Entry title

Suburb

State

DesignIT Junior

Rosie Coleman

Imagine yourself in your own shoes

Mylor

SA

DesignIT Senior

Dilshani Jayawardene

Be yourself. Be Beautiful.

Enmore

NSW

RockIT Junior

Yossif Kafedjiysky

Sweet dreams

Cheltenham

NSW

RockIT Senior

The Ivys

Give it up

Fairlight

NSW

ShootIT Junior

Jemma Cotter

Losing my marbles

Darwin

NT

ShootIT Senior

Andrew Ryan, Ewen Hollingsworth, Will Howarth

Once Upon a Time in a Playground

Vaucluse

NSW

SnapIT Junior

Nirrimi Joy Hakanson

Move It/In Circles

Kirwan

QLD

SnapIT Senior

Katrine Skovsgaard

Self portrait

Redfern

NSW

WriteIT Junior

Sam Varley

A smaller lump of clay

Currumbin Waters

QLD

WriteIT Senior

Edward Winn-Dix

Steven Kay

Bondi Beach

NSW

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