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Young Journalist Award Winners

 |  17 August 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. MORE THAN 900 CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS ACROSS AUSTRALIA ENTERED THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION, SHARING THE STORIES OF PEOPLE OF MERCY IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

Our judging panel went through all entries, looking for stories that showed journalistic initiative and creativity in writing. The quality of the entries was impressive, making the task of choosing the winners extremely difficult. We hope everyone who entered this year learned something from the experience, and continue to develop their passion for writing.

Judges: Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ (Eureka Street/Australian Catholics Editorial Consultant), Michael McVeigh (Australian Catholics Editor), Clare Deignan (Australian Catholics Assistant Editor).

Thanks to our major sponsor, Australian Catholic University, for their continued support for young aspiring media professionals. Thanks also to our other prize sponsors Oxford University Press and Eureka Street.

The winners and runners-up in each section can be found in this edition. These stories, as well as those that received honourable mentions, will also be available at www.australiancatholics.com.au.

INTERMEDIATE SECTION

Winner: Jessica Pendal, Mercedes College, Perth, WA.

Runner-up: Yelena Walton, Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, VIC.

Honourable Mention: Sarah Kelso, Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, QLD; Chelsea Luders, Star of the Sea School, Gladstone, QLD.

Highly Commended: Amanda Blain, St Augustine’s College, Kyabram, Vic; Deng Deng, Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, VIC; Ella Duffield, Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, QLD; Halle Frazer, Brigidine College, Indoorpilly, QLD; Stella Hammond, Santa Maria College, Fremantle, WA; Frank Lin, Holy Spirit Catholic College, Lakemba, NSW; Eamon Madden, Marist College, Ashgrove, Qld; Lily Nugent, Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, QLD; Catherine Ponton, Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, QLD; Josie Rees, Kilbreda College, Mentone, VIC; Olga Scorer, St Pius X High School, Adamstown, NSW; Greta Sullivan, St Augustine’s College, Kyabram, VIC; Madeleine Willsher, St. Augustine’s College, Kyabram, VIC.

JUNIOR SECTION

Winner: Lucy O’Brien, St Joseph’s PS, The Junction, NSW.

Runner-up: Tom Kitson, St Peter Chanel Catholic PS, The Gap, QLD.

Honourable Mention: Claire Grundy, St Peter Chanel Catholic PS, The Gap, QLD; Ben Janssen, St Peter Julian Eymard PS, Mooroolbark, VIC.

Highly Commended: Emma Brown, St Peter Julian Eymard PS, Mooroolbark, VIC; Kate Burgess, St Joseph’s PS, The Junction, NSW; Ava Carruthers, St Patrick’s PS, Cessnock, NSW; Brendan Casley, St Francis Xavier PS, Ballarat East, VIC; Kalani Ciantar, Sacred Heart Catholic PS, Launceston, TAS; Maggie Dalgleish, St Francis Xavier PS, Ballarat East, VIC; Sebastian Darney, St Joseph’s PS, The Junction, NSW; Lana Dodd, St Francis Xavier PS, Ballarat East, VIC; Luca Falvo, St Paul’s PS, Coburg, VIC; Sophie Ford, St Joseph’s PS, The Junction, NSW; Conor Foxlee, St Peter Chanel Catholic PS, The Gap, QLD; Lachlan Griffiths, St Joseph’s PS, The Junction, NSW; Laura Hodgetts, Sacred Heart Catholic PS, Launceston, TAS; Jarrod Hughes, St Peter Chanel Catholic PS, The Gap, QLD; Jowanna Issa, St Peter Julian Eymard PS, Mooroolbark, VIC; Ella Joseph, St Brigid’s PS, Coogee, NSW; Lara Kempe, St Joseph’s PS, Taree, NSW; Joel Kruger, St Marys PS, Malvern East, VIC; Cormac Liston, St Brigid’s PS, Coogee, NSW; Ava Lowry, St Joseph’s PS, The junction, NSW; Savannah Marshall, St Peter’s PS, Bentleigh East, VIC; Cael McNeill, St Peter Chanel Catholic PS, The Gap, QLD; Joseph Mineall, Sacred Heart Catholic PS, Launceston, TAS; Laura Poggio, Our Lady of Lourdes PS, Ingham, QLD; Angus Rolleston, St Marys PS, Malvern East, VIC; Harry Ryan, St Paul’s PS, Coburg, VIC; Ella Seadon, St John the Baptist PS, Woy Woy, NSW; Natasha Soueid, St Michael’s PS, Belfield, NSW; Caitlin Taylor, St Joseph’s PS, Kilaben Bay, NSW; Noah Vella, Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook, WA; Lily Wilson, St Peter Chanel Catholic PS, The Gap, QLD; Damon Woods, St Peter’s PS, Bentleigh East, VIC; Lauren Wright, Sacred Heart Catholic PS, Launceston, TAS.

 

 

 

 

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