What Matters? finalists announced
The eight young finalists of the 2013 What Matters? competition will join Governor Marie Bashir at the special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony on Monday 29 July 2013.
The What Matters? competition, proudly supported by Officeworks, ReachOut and The Writing Workshop, is an opportunity for students in years 5 to 12 in NSW and ACT schools to have their voices heard, by submitting a 400-600 word opinion piece on the issues in society that are important to them.
“Every year, we are amazed at the high calibre of entries, as well as the depth of young people’s understanding of issues that are of such significance,” says Eric Sidoti, Director, UWS, Whitlam Institute.
The 2013 finalists, selected from more than 2,700 entries, are:
- Jared Hui, Glenmore Road Public School, 'Hammering Homelessness'
- Georgia Deen, Minnamurra Public School, 'Living Life'
- Martha Reece, Hunter School of the Performing Arts, 'Resurrection Project'
- Jumaana Abdu, James Ruse Agricultural High School, 'Where are all the children?'
- Eleanor Boxall, St Catherine’s Waverly, 'Carlo’s Story'
- Esha Kumar, Sefton High School, 'Techno-Relationships'
- James Nash, Coonabarabran High, 'Battle on the Home Front'
The Whitlam Institute, established within the University of Western Sydney, is a dynamic public policy institute that commemorates the life and work of one of Australia’s most respected Prime Ministers, The Hon. Gough Whitlam AC QC, and pursues the causes he championed during his parliamentary career and years of statesman service to the people of Australia. Through the Whitlam Institute Program the Institute bridges the historical legacy of Mr Whitlam’s years in public life and the contemporary relevance of the Institute’s work to public discourse and policy.
The Whitlam Institute is also custodian of the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection.
WHAT: What Matters? Award Ceremony
WHEN: 3:00pm, Monday 29 July 2013
WHERE: Female Orphan School, UWS Parramatta Campus, corner James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere
29 July 2013