The Student Enrichment Unit within the Office of Student Success offers a range of opportunities for students to engage in creative and performing arts activities. Most recently, the Student Enrichment Unit implemented the National Photography Competition. On Wednesday 19 October, the winning black and white, and colour entries from the national photography competition were showcased at Champagnant House.
The twelve photographs uniquely and evocatively portrayed the theme for the 2016 competition: “Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.” The winning photographic entries were of a very high standard, with Rebecca Dumesny Ballarat Campus Bachelor of Nursing and Paramedicine student taking out first place in the black and white category and Bachelor of Arts student from the Strathfield campus David Mcgettigan in the colour category.
Other finalists included Bianca Lyons (North Sydney Bachelor of Speech Pathology student – black and white category 2nd place), Olivia Garrow (Melbourne Campus Bachelor of Nursing student black and white category 3rd place), Genevieve Albert (Canberra Campus Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education students colour category 2nd place) and Giordan Padro (Melbourne Campus Graduate Certificate in Business Administration student colour category 3rd place).
Each year ACU students and staff have the opportunity to vote in the online National People’s Choice Award. This year’s award winner was Bachelor of Primary Education student Chloe Tapp from the Brisbane Campus.
The finalists in the colour and black and white categories received prize money of $200 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place, $100 for 3rd place, and $50 for the National People’s Choice Award.
Bianca Lyons, the second place winner in the black and white category, donated her prize money to Cherish, a school in a disadvantaged area of Nakuru, Kenya. Her winning photograph was taken when her family volunteered at the school. The money will be used to purchase stationery and equipment for the school children.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 National Photography Competition, and to all students who participated.
For further information about the creative and performing arts opportunities available through the Office of Student Success, please contact Narelle Fabien from the Student Enrichment Unit.