For three years – 2020, 2021 and 2022 – BMRSG ran, for high school students, Video and Poster competitions. Students from anywhere in Australia could enter.
The brief for the competitions was to create either a video or a poster which would bring about a positive change in attitudes to Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The video entries can be viewed on our BMRSG YouTube channel
The poster prize winners are below.
It is sometimes tempting to be negative about young people, but the efforts, values and ideas behind the entries we received can only be described as inspirational. Empathy, outrage, compassion and fellow feeling come through loud and clear. Talent too.
Go to our channel, have a look, and see if you agree.
All prize winners for 2022 are on our Home page
See all Video entries at Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group YouTube
“Kids Speak Out
Empathy, outrage, compassion and fellow feeling come through loud and clear in entries from school students in the Video and Poster competition run by BMRSG and Rural Australians for Refugees.
Messages like “Shine a light on the darkness”, “Struggle is real”, “It could be you“, “this could be your tomorrow” show a depth of heartfelt humanity and an understanding of the impact of our countries’ current policies on both refugees and people seeking asylum and on our nation’s soul. Positive messages from the students of the great contribution refugees can make to our community are an inspiration.
Read more on the 2020 winners of the Poster Competition