Winners of the National Trust’s annual Heritage Competition for school students were announced at a ceremony at the National Trust of Australia (WA) headquarters on 14 November 2012
2012 winners of the National Trust of Australia (WA)’s Valuing Our Heritage Competition. M Vince
Winners of the National Trust’s annual Heritage Competition for school students were announced at a ceremony at the National Trust of Australia (WA) headquarters on 14 November 2012.
Mettams Pool in Trigg, the ghost town of Cossack, the stark beauty of the Pilbara and Christmas Island’s unique mix of cultures were some examples that students chose to feature in the competition aimed at encouraging them to appreciate WA’S natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage.
National Trust CEO, Tom Perrigo said it was very encouraging to see young people understanding the richness and special significance of their local region and the history surrounding it.
The National Trust of Australia (WA)’s annual Valuing Our Heritage Competition attracted almost 200 entries from private, independent and government schools as well as home-schooled children. This year’s competition included a multimedia category for the first time.
“Students used their computer skills to create entertaining and informative presentations about a particular place, integrating photographs and text, audio and visual,” Mr Perrigo said.
“As well as these technically innovative entries, we received entries in a more conventional format that featured creative stories based on historic places and photographs that showed a great eye for detail and technique,” he said.
The competition is open to three age groups – school years 1 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8 to 10.
An award is given in each category for a winning story, a winning photograph and runners up.