Paddle Prize

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In conjunction with our Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening, WILDFIRE awards an annual prize to a student who crafts a creative piece (can be an essay, poetry, painting, song etc) based on a prompt relating to Indigenous health.

This year’s theme is – ‘Mind Matters: An exploration of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health’.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ?

The Paddle Prize is an annual competition run in memory of the late Matthew Campbell, a Monash Medicine student. In 1994, as a second year medical student, Matthew recognised a lack of Indigenous health teaching within the Medicine curriculum. With inspiration from Professor Roger Short, Matthew, Annette Sanders, and their friends organised an education symposium titled โ€˜Aboriginal health: Where do the answers lie?โ€™. Matthew tragically passed away 2 days after the forum was held.

In memory of Matthew, a keen paddler, a Paddle Prize is awarded annually to a student who produces a creative piece of work based upon a theme.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ?

Mind Matters: An exploration of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health.

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

  • Produce a creative response to the theme (essay, poetry, painting, song, music, etc)
  • Email entries to [email protected]
  • Entries close 18th of September

Winner announced at the Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening on the 22nd of September.

The prize is a commissioned piece of art!

Find the Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/674105616523576/

Last years entries: http://wildfirerhc.org/paddle-prize-2019/