2017 NAIDOC Week - Languages Competition

The 2017 NAIDOC Week Languages Competition is now closed (4 August).

Thank you to all schools that submitted films, Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement will be in touch with schools by the 25 August.

Competition Information

Applicants must submit a short film or animation (up to three minutes) featuring their local Aboriginal language and explaining what language means to their school, students and their community.

The competition will:

  • Promote the Aboriginal languages work undertaken either by schools (in conjunction with their local community) and/or through the Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests;
  • Showcase the work of communities in the revitalisation efforts of Aboriginal Languages across NSW.
  • Produce film clips containing NSW Aboriginal languages for Aboriginal Education and Communities to use in promotional activities such as featuring on the Aboriginal Education and Communities website and during NAIDOC Week and other cultural activities.

Schools will need to submit an entry form and obtain endorsement from the Principal, the local/regional AECG and an Aboriginal community member who is an authority on the language.

The short (3 minute) films will be judged on:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Clarity of expression
  • Use of Aboriginal language

Three winners will be selected and will be awarded Aboriginal language resources e.g. Aboriginal books/resources from a total prize pool of $800.

For further information, please download the competition package below:

For more information contact Janice Dennis, A/Manager Aboriginal Languages, Culture and Communities on 9244 5751.

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