award 2015 highlights
We were thrilled by the calibre of videos and the enthusiasm shown by students in this year's competition. It’s fair to say that we certainly set a challenge for students this year. Income inequality is a complex issue and we wanted young people to interpret how it impacts on their own lives and society in general. We were blown away by the response!
We received 93 video entries, which after the initial entry requirement check was reduced to 87. After this our shortlisting panel which consisted of among others; Dave Thorpe (Tailored Films and film-making expert), Rebecca Proctor (Gaiety School of Acting and our expert on all things acting), David O'Driscoll (Youth Connect Champion and facilitator of our Income Inequality workshops); who had the unenviable task of selecting 32 videos for the Shortlist. We hope you will agree that the quality of this year's entries was astoundingly good and all the enrtires we receievd were imaginative, creative and thoughtful in their own right.
The videos range from the poignant to the reflective, the optimistic and the emphatic, to the downright hilarious! Yet all the while a serious message shines through. Young people are frustrated by inequality in all its forms and maintain a deep sense of what is fair and what is right. So to sum it up, if we really care what young people think, we only need to ask.”
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