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Mercy Foundation Youth Awards now open

16 May 2017

Help us to bring about an END to human trafficking and slavery in Australia.

The Mercy Foundation Youth Awards Video Competition is open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 across Australia.

It's hard to believe that human trafficking and slavery is happening in Australia. This hidden practice includes servitude, forced labour, deceptive recruiting for labour or services, trafficking, forced marriage and debt bondage. It involves the exploitation of vulnerable people for a profit and it is an abuse of human rights.

Video Competition

Your challenge is to develop a video campaign, up to 4 minutes long, that

  1. Explores ONE of the following issues and
  2. Includes a plan of action that you and your community can take to help abolish this illegal practice.

The issues are:

  • Human trafficking and slavery in domestic servitude
  • Human trafficking and slavery in restaurant work
  • Human trafficking and slavery in agricultural work

Follow this link for information and resources on human trafficking and slavery in Australia.

 

Cash Prizes

First Prize:      $700 to be shared by the winning team/s and $700 to be                            shared by the winning school/s

Second Prize: $350 to be shared by the winning team/s and $350 to be                            shared by the winning school/s

Third Prize:     $200 to be shared by the winning team/s and $200 to be                            shared by the winning schools 

 Important Dates

  • Competition closes at midnight, Friday, 23 June 2017
  • Winners announced week commencing 18 September 2017

Important Downloads

 For more information please call our team on 02 9911 7390 or email youthawards@mercyfoundation.com.au.

Visit our facebook page Mercy Youth Awards for hints, videos and more!