Budding journalists have written inspiring and hopeful “Stories of Celebration” for Australian Catholics magazine’s 2020 Young Journalist Awards. Source: Jesuit Communications Australia.
Jesuit Communications Australia, the publisher of Australian Catholics magazine, announced the winners of the awards, which are open to primary and secondary students and celebrate excellence in journalism across three categories and two age divisions.
Australian Catholics editor Michael McVeigh said the winning entries feature inspiring stories of hope, achievement and outreach in the Australian community, in written and – for the first time – photo and digital formats.
“The winning entries highlight how young people can offer us new ways to see and appreciate the world, particularly amid the Covid-19 shutdowns affecting communities across Australia,” Mr McVeigh said.
“These young journalists, and the stories they share, inspire us all to look for the good and beautiful that still exists in the people and worlds around us,” Mr McVeigh said.
The winning print and photographic entries feature in the Spring edition of the magazine.
Year 10 and 11 students from Catholic high schools around Australia planned and wrote articles for the edition as part of an online internship program in May.
The winning entries will also be published online at www.australiancatholics.com.au over coming weeks.