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Local Year Seven Students Creative Wins $1000 Travel Voucher

20 December 2012


Fourteen creative Hedland students received prizes in the Port Hedland International Airport’s art and story competition with year seven student Natthanon (Nat) Siamsak taking out the top prize and winning a $1000 travel voucher for him and his family.

Mayor Kelly Howlett said an impressive 222 art and story entries were received as a part of the competition.

“Hedland students blew us away with their amazing artwork and creative story entries – it was a really tough choice to decide on a winner,” she said.

“I congratulate Cassia Primary School year seven student Nat Siamsak on his win.

“We picked Nat’s entry because it represented the theme – my favourite thing about airports – and was a great snapshot of all the exciting things that happen at airports.

“His detailed and interesting artwork captured the thrill of a plan taking off and the magic of holiday destinations.”

Students were asked to draw their favourite thing about airports or write about their best travel experience for their chance to win a $1000 travel voucher and other great prizes.

The entries were judged against four criteria – creativity, interest, use of colour, and relationship to the theme ‘my favourite thing about airports’.

The winners include:

  • Overall winner – Natthanon Siamsak, Year 7 at Cassia Primary School, winner of a $1000 Harvey World Travel voucher
  • Art years 1-4 winner – Lucy McGrath, Year 4 at St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School, winner of a $250 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Art years 1-4 runner up – Linda Klas, Year 4 at Baler Primary School, winner of a $50 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Art years 5-7 winner – Aariyana Rashed, Year 6 at Baler Primary School, winner of a $250 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Art years 5-7 runner up – Tayla Baum, Year 7 at Cassia Primary School, winner of a $50 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Art years 8-12 winner - Piadavara Bule-Turner, Year 8 at Hedland Senior High School, winner of a $250 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Art years 8-12 runner up – Camille Franklin, Keenan Simpson, Olivia Evans (combined entry), Year 8 at Hedland Senior High School, winner of a $50 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Written years 1-4 winner – Thomas Denney, Year 4 at St Ceclilias Catholic Primary School, winner of a $250 Smirkeys Sports voucher
  • Written years 1-4 runner up – Taj Derschow, Year 2 at Cassia Primary School, winner of a $50 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Written years 5-7 winner – Saffron Waugh, Year 7 at Baler Primary School, winner of a $250 Smirkeys Sports voucher
  • Written years 5-7 runner up – Jacob Hayes, home schooled, winner of a $50 Stingaz Surf Skate voucher
  • Written years 8-12 winner – Tarmira Wilson, Year 8 at Hedland Senior High School, winner of a $250 Smirkeys Sports voucher
  • Written years 8-12 runner up – Iyeesha Levi, Year 10 at Hedland Senior High School, winner of a $50 Stingaz Surf and Skate voucher
  • Readers choice winner – Yasmin Mohammed, Year 6 at Baler Primary School, winner of a $150 Smirkeys Sports voucher
  • Readers choice voter - Troy Baucho, winner of a $150 Harvey Norman voucher

Mayor Howlett said a selection of the artworks will go on display at the Port Hedland International Airport.

“All art entries can be seen on our new airport website – www.porthedlandairport.com.au – and I invite community members to check them out.

“The entries are really fantastic – we certainly have some creative artists around Hedland.

"I would also like to thank our supporting partners – Harvey World Travel South Hedland, North West Telegraph and Qantas.”

The Port Hedland International Airport is embarking on a major redevelopment, with Council allocating a total of $70.5 million over the next five years towards the project.

For more information visit the Port Hedland International Airport website at www.porthedlandairport.com.au.

M.J. (MAL) OSBORNE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER 2012

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