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Youth Award Winners

8 September 2016

Are food vans and sleeping bags enough?

This was the question that hundreds of students set about responding to for the Mercy Foundation Youth Awards. The response was overwhelmingly the same. NO. People experiencing homelessness, particularly people sleeping rough, need much more than food vans and sleeping bags. They need a home.

Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to enter the competition. The field was very competitive this year and the judges found it very difficult to decide on the winners. We received many high quality, creative and thought provoking entries. The judges chose three exceptional entries to be awarded first, second and third prizes. Highly Commended certificates were awarded to another seven outstanding entries.

First Place
Jack and Matthew - Year 9, St Luke’s Grammar, Dee Why NSW
Prize: $700 will be shared amongst the team AND $700 will be awarded to the school*

Second Place
Sophia, Julia, Rachel and Holly - Year 10, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney NSW
Prize: $350 will be shared amongst the team AND $350 will be awarded to the school*

Third Place
Eve and Brieann - Year 10, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney NSW
Prize: $200 will be shared amongst the team AND $200 will be awarded to the school*

View the winning entry here:

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Second Prize Video Entry

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The following seven groups received Highly Commended Certificates:

Mackillop College Port Macquarie:
Diego, Hannah, Breanna, Abigail, James, Sara
William, Chloe, Bianca, Caitlin, Sophie, Georgia

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College:
Molly, Astrid and Lauren

Mt Lilydale Mercy College:
Chloe, Chelsea, Tahlia, Alicia and Gemma

St Raphael’s Cowra:
Xavier and India

St Ursula’s Kingsgrove:
Grace, Amy, Alyssa and Georgia
Michelle, Jessica and Jessica