Year 10 students win ‘The Great War and Me’ competition

Congratulations to Year 10 History students Connor Gagen, Mason Kinchington and Antony Stephenson, who were named overall winner across all categories and ages of the 2015 NewsLocal ‘The Great War and Me’ competition.

The competition received over 450 entries across all divisions, and asked entrants to tell the story of a soldier, sailor, nurse, medic or animal who served in the Australian armed forces during World War I, in the form of either a film, piece of writing, or artwork. The boys created a 2 minute film with a narrative set at Gallipoli, depicting young soldiers on both sides, with the boys wanting to focus on the similarities in the experience of war.

The award was presented at a reception at the News Corp headquarters in Surry Hills, and was attended by NSW Veterans Affairs Minister David Elliot.

Article: NewsLocal coverage of the event
Video: ‘The Great War and Me’ Winners (the boys' film begins at 6:40) – please note that the video is a depiction of a World War I scenario, which includes war themes and imagery. Please use discretion with younger viewers.