Competition cuts through racism

A new competition for young people aims to break down cultural stereotypes and celebrate diversity.

Entries are open until 3 October for all NSW students aged 12-19. Entries are open until 3 October for all NSW students aged 12-19.
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High school students are invited to enter the ‘Me, My Culture and NSW’ competition which aims to celebrate individual cultures, promote diversity and battle cultural stereotypes and racism.

The competition is open to all students in NSW aged 12-19 with entries open in three categories: film, writing and photography.

It is being run by Year 11 student Luiza Knijnik from Caringbah High School through her online magazine Woke, which she runs with her triplet sisters, Marina and Juliana.

Woke is an online platform for young people focusing on social justice, human rights and multicultural issues. The sisters received a grant from Multicultural NSW to help launch the competition.

Students can create short films, write creative pieces and poetry or take photographs to share their personal stories of their culture or experiences with racism, and the importance of celebrating diversity.

Prizes are awarded in each category including $300 for first prize. Winning entries will be published on Woke’s website.

Visit the Woke website to find out details on how to enter the competition. Entries close on 3 October.

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