See the winning entries here
The third annual JRS Youth Award attracted a diversity of entries ranging from the clever and practical to the technically brilliant, with the Director of JRS, Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ, describing the winning entries variously as ‘haunting’ and ‘brilliant’.
The winners of the Year 9-10 award were Kieran Dale, Henry Sinclair and Brandon Ryan from St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, for ‘The Road of a Refugee’, which took the form of an interactive game. ‘It was one of the few entries that explored the staggering complexity of the phenomenon of forcibly displaced persons, and did so by drawing the viewer into a game where we have to make the choices and experience the consequences ourselves’, said Fr Mowe.
Groups from St Aloysius College, Milsons Point, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, St Ignatius College, Geelong, and Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, VIC were highly commended in this division.
Only one entry was singled out in the Year 11-12 category, ‘Somali Refugees’ by David O’Keefe and Marc Privitelli of Xavier College, Kew. Fr Mowe described it as an outstanding entry that was well-deserving of first place.
‘It did not look at refugees from a distance, or from the perspective of an outsider. Rather it gave the refugees a voice, and what a voice: eloquent, heart-felt, painting a world that spoke not just of the horrors that refugees flee, but also of the beauty of what they leave behind.’
Full list of winners:
1st Prize “The Road of a Refugee” by Kieran Dale, Henry Sinclair and Brandon Ryan. St Ignatius College, Riverview, NSW.
1. ‘A Story to Tell’ by Ben Fong, Alex Giersz, Oliver Gibson and Vincent Tsang. St Aloysius College, Milsons Point.
2. ‘Refugees’ by John-Patrick Asimakis and Noah Vaz. St Ignatius’ College, Riverview.
3. ‘Refugee Camps’ by Jesse Trinidad, Ryan Cairney and Adam Scott. St Ignatius College, Geelong.
4. ‘Know Their Story’ by Emma Moloney, Lena Schlevogt, Claudia Schroeder and Adeline Jin. Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, VIC.
1st Prize ‘Somali Refugees’ by David O’Keefe and Marc Privitelli. Xavier College, Kew.
There were no additional awards or mentions in this category.