CQ Young Filmmakers Competition
Central Queensland teenagers have shared in $3000 in prizes in a filmmaking competition that shares important health messages.
Local Rotary Clubs partnered with CQ Health to provide prizes for winners who created short films focusing on the importance of not smoking.
Kalie Green, Senior Project Officer for CQ Health’s 10,000 Lives program, said the entries showed creativity and innovation, getting young people to work around the risks associated with smoking.
“It is our aim to save 10,000 lives from smoking-related deaths by 2030, and this competition really focused on our youngest community members and helped them spread the word on this important health topic,” she said.
“Rotary Clubs have a long history of supporting young people, and their help really elevated this competition and the results are fantastic.”
Local Members of Parliament contributed prize money, and Rotary helped organise extra prizes for vouchers from JB HiFi, Rebel Sports, Kmart, Frenchville Sports Club and Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas.
Prize winners (and links to their films):
- Lighthouse Christian College $500 CQHHS voucher
- HeadSpace Rockhampton - $500 Barry O’Rourke - table tennis and vouchers:
- St Brendan’s College- $250 Brittany Lauga
- Baralaba State School - vouchers
PhD student Arif Khan, Executive Director Rural and District Wide Services Robert Forsythe and 10,000 Lives
Senior Project Officer Kalie Green present HeadSpace film-makers Kayla, DJ, Jacob and Jesse with their prize.