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Play Now Act Now Winners Announced - 2007

Published Sunday, April 29, 2007

Play Now Act Now is a film, graphic design and writing competition for young people aged 16 to 25 in NSW. The competition recognises that young people do and will drink alcohol and use other drugs, and sets out to minimise the harms associated with this.
Ben Randall from Elermore Vale took out first prize in the film / video category for his thoughtful and beautifully shot short film Love Lies Bleeding. Cihan Kenar from Claremont Meadows won second prize for Embrace the Sunshine a film about the dangerous effects of the drug ice, and Chippendale resident Ricky Elkunchwar won third prize for Substance.

In the design category Daniel Lalic from Katoomba won 1st prize for his witty coaster design The Raging Alcoholic and Jacob Cass from Pymble won 2nd prize for his design Whose Watching.

Another Pymble resident Caroline Davies won first prize in the creative writing category for Exile, a story about the importance of looking after your friends when out on the town. Georgia Flynn from Darling Point took out 2nd place for her fascinating story The Anecdote.

The winners were announced at a gala presentation on Wednesday 18th April at the Chauvel Cinema Paddington. The evening included a showcase of all the finalists work and the launch of the DVD & Educational Resource.

This year’s competition received 127 entries from young people across NSW. Play Now Act Now is a joint initiative of NSW Health and Metro Screen.

Check out the website www.playnowactnow.net.au for more details.

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