31 August 2012
Students from Indooroopilly State High School were presented with their first place award today for winning the junior division of the Energex Race Around the Ekka.
The students worked hard to plan, script, perform in, direct and shoot a 15, 30 or 60 second film about the ‘sights and sounds of the Ekka’ getting a taste for what working in the movie industry would be like.
As the winners of the competition, $2500 was awarded to their school.
The students were also given entry to the Ekka to view their film on the big screen in the Energex Community Arena on the last day of the show.
Energex’s Promotions and Sponsorship Manager, Terry Nodwell, said the students’ video was chosen as it best captured what the Ekka means to different people.
“In the end, we chose the video from the Indooroopilly High State School students because they did a great job showing the difference between what the Ekka means to an indie teen and a mainstream teen,” he said.
“It was a great video showing their different perspectives on the sights and sounds and there is always something at Ekka for everyone no matter what they are interested in.”
The Energex Race Around the Ekka Film Competition builds upon Energex’s sponsorship agreement with the RNA Showgrounds.
Mr Nodwell said the competition continued the long-standing support for the Ekka by Energex which now spans more than 25 years.
“Energex has a specific focus in our sponsorships program and two of the key target areas are education and local communities and this competition fits well into both of those areas,” he said.
More information about the Energex Race Around the Ekka School Film Competition and the winning films are available from the Ekka website ekka.com.au.
You require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print documents.