SBS National Languages Competition - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Nearly 20,000 students nationwide, aged 4 to18 years, entered the inaugural SBS National Languages Competition which aims to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia. SBS and Community Languages Australia (CLA) today announced six national winners across three age categories.

 

The theme for the 2016 SBS National Languages Competition is ‘what does learning language mean to you?’ 72 national finalists from across the country were announced on 30 August and one winner from each of the three categories was selected by an SBS judging panel including Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks, SBS Arabic24 presenter Heba Kassoua and TV screenwriter, columnist and author Benjamin Law.

 

Community Languages Australia selected 24 entries from the 72 national finalists, who were eligible for the People’s Choice Competition. One winner per category was voted by the public between 30 August and 9 September.

 

All six winners will be flown to the SBS National Languages Competition Awards Ceremony in Sydney to accept their award and prize on Saturday 8 October.

 

SBS Winners:

 

Junior Category:  Natalie Chung

Secondary Primary Category:  Kathir Janaki Sakthivel

Senior Category: Katerina Buck

 

 

People’s Choice Winners:

 

Junior Category: : Vaiga Karthik

Secondary Primary Category: Anahid Andisheh Far

Senior Category: Raaid Ahmed Mollah

 

People’s Choice Prize

 

Everyone who voted in the People’s Choice Competition between 30 August and 9 September went into the draw to win an iPad Air 2.

 

Winner – Zsolt Nemes from Maroubra, NSW

Junior Primary Category

Students were asked to illustrate what learning another language means to them.

Secondary Primary Category

Students were asked to describe what learning another language means to them in 30 words or less, in their chosen language.

Senior Category

Students were asked to describe what learning another language means to them in 300 words or less, in their chosen language.


 

View the remaining national finalists in the Junior Primary, Secondary Primary and Senior Categories below.