At the MLTAWA Languages Week Event on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 the finalists and winners of the Languages in Our Landscape competition were announced. It was great to see that many students entered both the Aboriginal Language Category and the General Languages category for their age group.
It was wonderful to see how the students noticed not only the use of language around them but also that language and culture changes and that there is power in language. Their comments demonstrated cultural understandings, empathy and curiosity.
And the winners are…
Primary School – Aboriginal Languages category
First place – Charlotte Christmass
Second place – Connor Ryall and Natalia Ryall
Third place – Azaliah Golding and Bianca Carniello
•Bianca Carniello •Connor Ryall •Lilly Clifford •Azaliah Golding •Nikita Spencer •Nazareth Jones •Charlotte Christmas •Natalia Ryall
Primary School – General Languages category
First prize – Lilly Clifford
Second place – Lané Stain
Third place – Connor Ryall and Natalia Ryall
● Connor Ryall ● Lilly Clifford ● Lané Stain ● Natalia Ryall
● Charlotte Christmas
Middle School – Aboriginal Languages category
First place – Chloe Daljac
Second place – Brooke Daljac
Third place – Pawuya Cooke
● Brooke Daljac ● Chloe Daljac ●Brooke Hobson ●Pawuya Cooke
● Britney Malbunka
Middle School – General Languages category
First prize – Timothy Tan
Second Place – Chloe Daljac
Third Place – Eva Carroll
● Brooke Daljac ● Chloe Daljac ●Savannah Friday ●Timothy Tan
Upper School – General Languages category
First prize – Andrew Liang
Second Place – Tara Tabei
Third Place – Millie Sales
1st place winners receive a monetary prize of $50, 2nd place winners receive $30 and 3rd place winners receive $20.
There was also a People’s Choice vote in each of the language categories with the winners, Bianca Carniello and Timothy Tan, winning $50.