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Young Journalist Award 2017

Staff |  31 January 2017

Justice Heroes - With Great Gifts Comes Great Responsibility.

Write about people who are using their God-given talents to help others and build a fairer world in the 2017 Young Journalist Award, brought to you by Australian Catholics in conjunction with Australian Catholic University. 

There are many people in our communities who have made the most of the gifts that God has given them, and who are using those gifts to make the world a better place.

It might be someone in your school who uses their gifts to teach others. It might be someone who has put aside a more lucrative career to become a doctor, nurse or social worker among the marginalised. It might be someone who is a passionate advocate for refugees, the homeless, those in prisons, the elderly or other forgotten people in our society. 

Find a Justice Hero who inspires you, conduct and interview and write up their story for the chance to win cash and great prizes. Entries close 26 May. 

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Submit your entries

Click on the links below to submit your entries. Please note our entry terms and conditions:

1. Each article must be entered separately using these forms.

2. Articles must be written by individual students (no team entries accepted). Only one entry per student will be accepted. 

3. Entries must not exceed 350 words (Junior Section) and 500 words (Intermediate Section). 

4. Entries should be typed, single or double-spaced. Times 12 point is preferred. Do not include any photos or graphic images. 

5. Article must include a unique/relevant title. 

6. The closing date for entries is 5pm, Friday 26 May. Entries arriving after this date will not be accepted. Submissions will not be returned. The decision of judges is final. 





Winners will be notified via their school before the Spring 2017 edition goes to press, and the winning stories will be published in the Spring 2017 edition, as well as the names of the highly commended students. Prizes will be forwarded to the school for distribution. 


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