We asked you to show us your passion for volunteering and that’s just what you’ve done! Congratulations to the seven prize winners for their outstanding entries, which can be viewed on our winners page.
All 72 entries were very creative and showcased the broad variety of ways that young Australians can get involved in their communities through volunteering. Thank you to everyone who committed their time and enthusiasm to producing the videos. Thank you also to our judges and outreach partners for the key role they played in making the competition a success.
Overall Competition Winner
Thomas Bailey, Aidan Bailey, Ben Gibson, Claire Ongley, Grace Forrester, Mhret Akele, Michael Jones, at Redeemer Baptist School, North Parramatta, NSW
Winners in Category A – aged 15 to under 18 years
- 1st - Henry Strong, East Launceston, TAS
- 2nd - Matthew Ford, Westleigh, NSW
- 3rd - Aneita Yang, Bexley, NSW
Winners in Category B – aged 18 to under 25 years
- 1st - Ralph Stevenson and Jelena Sinik, Randwick NSW
- 2nd - Jackson Redshaw, Empire Bay, NSW
- 3rd - Chris Daniels, Glenunga, SA
Volunteering enriches our communities and is critical to creating a socially inclusive society, in which all Australians feel valued and have opportunities to fully participate.
The competition attracted a large number of entries that were carefully judged for their content relevance, originality, creativity and technical quality. The winning videos stood out against the judging criteria; they do an excellent job of highlighting the benefits of volunteering and promoting it to young people.
As well as personal satisfaction, young volunteers gain a lot by helping others in the community—practical skills and experience; new friendships; shaping and supporting the community; confidence and satisfaction from taking practical action to build a better world; and having fun with others outside traditional responsibilities like school, university, TAFE or work.
Meet the Judges
The judging panel reflects Australia’s wealth of enthusiastic young volunteers and creative film and media talent. Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, Michael Green, Melody Pedler and David Whitbread are all volunteering champions who are skilled in communications, filmmaking, media, journalism and graphic design. Click the link to read more about the judges and their community contributions.
Partners Reaching Out
Our Outreach Partners played a crucial role in promoting the competition and attracting a large number of entries. They also helped achieve an excellent level of online and other media coverage. A big thank you to all our Outreach Partners for helping to tell the volunteering story and encouraging participation by a new generation of young Australians.
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