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Celebrations all around

14 September 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Young Journalist Award, brought to you by Australian Catholic University.

This year’s award was held in unique circumstances, with schools around the country moving offline due to Covid-19 following the award’s launch in February. However, we were pleased to still receive dozens of entries from schools around the country, including some entries for our new photography and digital media categories.

Well done to everyone who entered. Choosing the winners was difficult amid so many excellent entries. Congratulations to the winning stories, photos and digital media entries for standing out from the crowd with some excellent storytelling and fascinating subject matter.

Thanks also to our guest judges: Michael Mcveigh (Australian Catholics editor), Michele Frankeni (Australian Catholics assistant editor), Fr Andrew Hamilton (Australian Catholics editorial consultant) and Kaitlin Fasso-Opie (journalist and Australian Catholics contributor).

THE WINNERS

Intermediate Section – Print
Winner: Jack Panozzo Mancini, ’78-year-old migrant volunteer brings happiness to her community’, Cabra Dominican College, Cumberland Park, SA.
Runner-up: Angela Lam, ‘Grace’s creations, from the heart’, Cabra Dominican College, Cumberland Park, SA.
Honourable mention: Maggie Dingwall, ‘Hardworking classroom heroes’, Cabra Dominican College, Cumberland Park, SA; Zoe Hasenrader, ‘The celebration of fear’, St Aloysius, North Melbourne, Vic; and Jazmin Grant, ‘Back to 1953’, Emmaus College, Rockhampton, Qld.
Highly commended: Niamh Trainor, ‘Girl Guides . . .  here to stay!’, Emily Braun, ‘Keeping on your feet’, Zoe Purcell Ward, ‘Another chance at life’, and Erin Smailes, ‘Celebrating our faith’, Cabra Dominican College, Cumberland Park, SA; Eve Zabarauskas, ‘A type of 80th birthday  with a pink boa swung around your neck’ and ‘Bethany Johnson, ‘Stories of celebration’, St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, Vic; and Rhea Bose, ‘Stories of celebration’, Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park, NSW

Intermediate Section – Photo
Winner: Tara Marlborough, St Patrick’s College, Townsville, QLD.
Runner-up: Gillian Fox, St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, Vic.
Highly commended: Emily Xu, Emmaus College, Rockhampton, QLD.

Intermediate Section – Digital
Winner: Imogen Buttigieg, Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park, NSW.
Runner-up: Therese Armstrong, Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park, NSW.
Highly commended: Tayla Rayner, St Aloysius College, North Melbourne, Vic.

Junior section – Print
Winner: Nick Dunn, ‘Nana rides the Nullabor’, St Peter Chanel School, The Gap, QLD.
Runner-up: William Boyle, ‘Freedom wheels’, St Joseph’s Primary School, The Junction, NSW.
Honourable mention: Alessia Di Parsia, ‘Let’s celebrate doctors!’, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic.
Highly commended: Ava Williams, ‘Lynda’s journey’, St Joseph’s Primary School, The Junction, NSW; Christian Alexander, ‘Coming home’, and Anna Nguyen, ‘Celebrating identity’, St Martin de Porres, Avondale Heights, Vic; Daniel Povey, ‘Walking in faith’, Ella Maddren, ‘A royal celebration’ and Ivy Dunn, ‘Leadership in the Sisters of Charity’, St Peter Chanel School, The Gap, QLD; Elodie Beaudry, ‘Children return to school. A time to celebrate’, Ella Yang, ‘The similarities and differences of New Year’ and Holly King, ‘Celebrating the work of Jane Burns’, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic; Piper Smith, ‘Australia Day in a migrant’s perspective’, St Patricks, Geelong West, Vic; and Olive Whitford, ‘An honourable hero’, St Mary’s, Malvern East, Vic .

Junior Section – Photo
Winner: Sadie James, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic.
Runner-up: Zali Kennaway, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic.
Highly commended: Grace Gammon, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic and Tiana Cutajar, St John Vianney’s Parish School, Doonside, NSW.

Junior Section – Digital
Winner: Madeleine Gill, St Joseph’s Primary School, The Junction, NSW.
Runner-up: Ivy Kiem, St Joseph’s Primary School, The Junction, NSW.
Highly commended: Freya Cameron, Amelia Boyle, Gabrielle Kobayashi-Walsh and Christina Giaimo, Genazzano College, Kew, Vic; and Nina Amidy, St Joseph’s Merewether, NSW.

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