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Videos for Change is a powerful platform for young people to share their voice and drive social change. Although with Channel 10 “The Project”, Platypus has been a proud sponsor of this initiative for two years.
Students from grades 7-12 are invited to submit a one-minute video on a social issue they feel passionate about. Bullying, domestic violence, body issues, and racism are some of the many issues faced by young people today and Videos for Change provides a platform for them to amplify their voices to a global audience.
Platypus Shoes was delighted to attend the Videos for Change Summit last week, where we celebrated this year’s Top 20 Finalists for the 2019 national competition. The theme of the day was Building Empathy by Walking in the Shoes of Others. A theme that resonated well with the Platypus partnership.
The Summit was attended by about 300 students along with their teachers and family from all over Australia. On behalf of Platypus, I was delighted to present the winning teams with their awards, including $3,000 cash prizes, donated by Platypus. I also announced a very special prize for one entrant to spend a day with our creative agency on a shoot – a prize which had not previously been announced and was extremely well received! This prize went to two year 10 students from University High in Melbourne, who created the video ‘Tom’.
Check out these incredible videos that took home the major prizes on the day:
Junior High: Equality
Senior High: What If It Was Our Child?
The People’s Choice Award: Distractions Cost Lives
Indigenous Youth Voice: Racism
For more information head to videosforchange.org