Jun 27, 2011

Inner West student wins National Youth Talent Competition

15-year-old Jessica Fabri of Ashfield is one of 20 winners of the National Talent Competition, held as part of National Youth Week.

Labor Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese said Jessica won the junior photography section of the competition as voted by industry judges for her picture Intuition depicting a pair of feet running over a ‘missing person’ poster.

“This competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people such as Jessica to show their skills in the areas of writing, short film, photography, music and design – for their chance to win a share in almost $50,000 worth of prizes,” said Mr Albanese.

The National Talent Competition this year attracted more than 2,000 entries.

In addition to the ten winners selected by industry judges, ten People’s Choice winners were chosen by a popular vote and will receive an iPad as a reward for their creativity.

The National Talent Competition was held during National Youth Week in April, Australia’s largest celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 years.

To find out more and view the 2011 winners visit, www.youthweek.com.