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’.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲?
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 ‘Aboriginal health: Where do the answers lie?’. 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.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲?
Mind Matters: An exploration of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿?
- 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/