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Minister Awards Prizes in Gateway Design Competition MPS 21/2002

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Philip Ruddock, today presented Reddam House High School, NSW, with a $3000 voucher for IT equipment and educational material.

Reddam House High School students Elise Kennedy and Anatoly Logunov won the prizes in the Gateway Design Competition held last year.

The competition attracted 1,170 entries from primary and high schools across Sydney and rural and regional NSW and was designed to encourage primary and junior high school children to explore the value of multiculturalism for themselves, their communities and their future.

"The entries were very innovative and depicted a range of themes celebrating diversity and promoting multiculturalism," Mr Ruddock said.

"The competition provided a creative forum for students to think about multiculturalism and what it means to them."

Students were invited to submit a painting or computer graphic exploring the theme "Together for Australia". Students and classes could develop the theme under one of the following categories: Past, Present or Future as reflected in their family, home, school, neighbourhood or community. Schools were able to submit more than one entry in each of the three categories.

Elise Kennedy's picture was an adaptation of May Gibb's Gum Nut Babies. Anatoly's piece was entitled "Grow Your Own Tree", depicting many themes and colours demonstrating how multiculturalism has contributed to Australian society.

A selection of the winning entries will be permanently transposed on windows and doors at the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs' new Sydney offices in the Gateway building, which will be completed in April. Other pieces have been framed for display in the building.

27 March 2002

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