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Media Release: Oceans in Motion competition winners

Plastic Oceans Australasia celebrates the winners of the 2022 Oceans in Motion film competition

The Oceans in Motion short film competition has come to an end. An Ocean Decade Activity recognised and endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), OiM was open to all educational entities across Australia and New Zealand including primary, secondary and tertiary education.

The film competition encouraged students to showcase a project that has been implemented, or one which they want to apply in their school to reduce or eliminate single use plastics. In 2022, POA also invited the sports and lifestyle sectors – namely the boating industry, to make their mark by highlighting their own achievements in the reduction of plastic pollution. POA sees the advocacy and support of major industries such as the boating industry as invaluable in the pursue of reducing plastic pollution in our Ocean.

Aligned with POA’s successful ‘Picnics Unwrapped’ September campaign, the 2022 Oceans in Motion has been made possible through the generous support from POA partners Catch 22 and Ocean Media. The competition was supported by Academic Ambassadors – United Nations accredited Climate Change Teacher Dr Meryl Batchelder, Australian Geographic Adventurer, Lloyd Godson and Boating Ambassadors / Olympic winners Robert and Annie Wilmot.

Entries were received for the categories of Primary School, Secondary School and Boating Community. Prizes for the Primary School category included a Parent and Child Survival Course by Zero Risk and school playground equipment by Kompan. For the Secondary category prizes included a Rottnest Island Holiday and for the boating community a Bob Wilmot Sailing Trip. POA would like to thank their sponsors for their continuous support. Ricki Hersburgh, POA’s Executive Director said “We are delighted to announce the winners with many deserving recipients, the competition was tough with wonderful initiatives being showcased. Well done to everyone!”

Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Oceans in Motion short film competition. Congratulations to:

Category: Primary School 1st Place – Anula Primary School - NT 2nd Place – Barwon Heads Primary School - VIC

3rd Place – Nature School Port Macquarie – NSW

Category: Secondary School 1st Place – Canberra High School - ACT 2nd Place – Brentwood Secondary College - VIC

3rd Place – John Monash Science - VIC

Category: Boating Community 1st Place – Ruby Ardren

2nd Place – SY Acadia

Congratulations to all the 2022 OiM winners!

We look forward to the 2023 OiM short film competition.

POA is an environmental non-for-profit organisation that works throughout Australasia. Its mission is to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’.

Watch the winners here.


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