On Thursday 20th November members of the Smarter than Smoking Young Directors Festival cast and crew made their way to Morley Galleria for the presentation evening. The students had been working very hard on their 30 second commercial which was now ready to be judged and shown to the public for the first time.

The audience, made up of students, teachers, parents and friends from the 7 participating school teams, watched each commercial and presented the awards.

Wanneroo Secondary College, and in particular the year 11 media students who designed and filmed the advertisement, won the award for “Excellence in Filming and Editing Techniques”. But that wasn’t all! The entire team of year 11 students and year 9 cast won the “Overall Secondary Division for Best Commercial”.

The students were very surprised and gracious winners and should be proud of all of their work. The commercial will now be shown before each film at Joondalup cinemas between Christmas Day and Australia Day. If you would like to check out the ad now and vote for the viewers’ choice award, head to:- http://www.smarterthansmoking.org.au/videos/festival-2-2-2/

We would like to thank everyone who helped with the festival and grant – The Arts team, Pauline White, Carol Braack, Year 11 Media students and year 9 Specialist Performing Arts students who performed in the Ad.

Matt Bell

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