A passion for signing Auslan to songs and a comic raising awareness about the health and social issues associated with vaping have taken out first and second prizes in the City of Marion’s #SAYouthWeek Passion Project Competition.
The 12-year-old winner Jasmine, who is profoundly deaf and has been learning Auslan since the age of four, has received $500 to contribute towards the pursuit of her passion.
Nikki,15, who created the comic on vaping, received a $250 EFTPOS voucher as second prize and a $125 Eftpos Voucher was presented to Kaitlyn, 15, a First Nations young person who is passionate about drawing and painting.
Passion Projects is a competition instigated by the City of Marion to encourage young people to share their passions via a variety of mediums, whether that is video, photo or even a poem.
The competition started in the middle of the first COVID lockdown in 2020 as a way for young people to stay connected with the City of Marion community.
Alex Taylor won in 2020 with a funny short film he made with his friends.
Last year the winner was David Olijnyk who shared his passion for robot engineering.
Commendations and Honourable Mentions were also presented for the 2022 contest.
Image: Jasmine received first prize for the City of Marion’s #SAYouthWeek Passion Project competition.
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