Student Writing Competition 2017

Student Writing Competition ‘Discover your Inner Journalist’

We were thrilled to receive 100 entries! The winners are:

Primary Section

First Prize:  Hamish West, Year 3, @Ashby Primary School, ‘Mary – A life of helping people that need it most, in Geelong’ (Pictured)

W - Hamish

Second Prize: Indigo Niblett, Year 6, @Clairvaux Primary School, ‘Georgia Clark’

Honourable Mention:

  • Abby Mozayyannejad, Year 4, @Christian College Bellarine, ‘Sarah the Paramedic’(Abby’s mum, Sarah Mozayyannejad)
  • Imogen Greenwood Mayes, Year 3, @Ashby Primary School,‘Simone Feher, Me Boobiez – Torquay
  • William Budd, ‘My Pop’, Year 6, @Geelong East Primary School

Lower primary section

Honourable Mention:

  • Macenzie Baker, ‘Rowan Baker’, Year 1&2, @Grovedale Primary School, (Rowan Baker is Macenzie’s Dad)
  • Kaytlin Thompson, 1 2 V, @Grovedale primary school, ‘Mrs Venn’
  • Xavier Kelly, @Grovedale P.S, Grade 1/2P, ‘Dad’

Secondary Section

First Prize:  Bridie Griggith, Year 7, @The Geelong College, ‘Not All Heroes West Capes’, (the hero is Bridie’s grandmother, who volunteers at ‘Cottage by the Sea’)

Second Prize:  Archer Drummond, Year 8, @The Geelong College, ‘Damion Melicon’ (Pictured)

W - S2

Honourable Mention:

  • Abigail Howell, Year 7, @The Geelong College, ‘A Shadow’ (the hero is Meg Wardlow, psychologist)
  • Will Troeth, Year 7, @The Geelong College, ‘Not Just a Footballer’ (Jimmy Bartel)

Every writer will receive a certificate. These will be dropped off at schools over the next weeks. Both first prize winners will have their stories published on the Humans in Geelong facebook page. We hope to publish ever story on the website

#humansingeelongexpo Welcome to Country by Norm Stanley on the Didgeridoo and Corrina Eccles who donated her talent.


Opening by Deakin University Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, who received flowers from Humans in Geelong Founder Jacqui Bennett.


Photos: Phil Hines Photography (Volunteer)