- Must demonstrate how technology (e.g. social media, film-making, etc) is used to achieve outstanding outcomes for the local community.
*"Every Moment Has Potential" Online Learning Resource for Disability Support Workers Open or Close
Every Moment Has Potential: Person Centred Active Support Online Learning Resource is a free, web-based learning resource for disability support workers consisting of five modules of learning which includes lecture and activity videos, exercises, reflective questions and access to further information.
The resource was funded by the Federal Government and developed in collaboration between Greystanes Disability Services and La Trobe University of Victoria. There was also input from a wide range of stakeholders, including Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, Tizard Centre (UK), NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Sunshine, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability and the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association.
Break The Cycle - Domestic Violence Open or Close
The video, titled 'Break the Cycle', features statements from Muslim religious leaders about the prohibition of domestic violence in Islam, demonstrating a united position and message.
Religious leaders across Sydney addressed the principles of the Islamic faith which hold sacred the right to life, protection of individuals from harm and keeping families and community together.
The video was officially launched at a public event held for White Ribbon Day, titled “Know your Rights: Breaking the Cycle”, where members of the public were encouraged to engage in open dialogue to help address issues surrounding family violence. Since the video was launched it has reached over 10,000 people on social media and has been liked and shared multiple times.
BYSA Creative Media Hub Open or Close
Blacktown Youth Service’s (BYSA) vision for Blacktown is a city where young people are inspired, skilled and civically engaged members of the community. BYSA's mission is to provide relevant and meaningful services and programs to young people aged 12 to 24 in the Blacktown LGA. Establishing a Creative Media Hub serves to empower young people to find their solution through a holistic approach to education, creative expression, skills development and career pathways.
The Creative Media Hub provides valuable resources, experienced facilitators and engagement activities such as live events, artist development, live performances, vocal and lyric writing, sound production, graphics design, film and photography.
Evolve Housing Website Open or Close
The redesigned Evolve Housing website adopts innovative design methods and content strategy to ensure the organisation’s vision and mission are communicated in a highly accessible and engaging way for all types of audiences. The website is designed to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standards, making it accessible to people with disability including vision and hearing impairments, as well as any language or learning barriers. By using responsive website design technique, the website has been constructed so that the structure, content and images adapt to suit whichever device and web browsers the viewer utilises.
After comprehensive audience and sector analysis the website was developed to effectively serve the Organisations’ needs, while introducing new and advanced ways for our residents, stakeholders and the general public to access information and interact with Evolve.
Made In Mt Druitt Open or Close
The Made In Mt Druitt series of short videos were created specifically to highlight the many achievements of local people. They were uploaded to Facebook and Youtube to make them as accessible as possible to the wider community.
Following the negative portrayal of Mt Druitt in the television documentary "Struggle Street", the Mt Druitt Street University decided that people should be informed about the many strengths of the area and its people. The young people who attend the Street University were angry and felt powerless about how the documentary had depicted the suburb and determined that the best way to answer back was with their own series of films.
One Day For Peace Open or Close
One Day For Peace is a documentary that shares the perspectives of 27 people from Western Sydney and asks “What do you believe?”. It was installed and screened in seven high-pedestrian traffic locations, reaching over 200,000 people. These locations included Blacktown train station, Westfields in Mount Druitt, Liverpool library, outside Auburn Central, Saigon Place in Bansktown, on Parramatta Town Hall, and Canley Heights Town Square.
It intersected with people's everyday, screening across all seven locations for two weeks at the same time as the nightly news and presented faith as a unifying force rather than divisive, as often portrayed by the media.
#IAmSydneysWest Open or Close
Blacktown Youth Services Association’s (BYSA) project '#IAmSydneysWest' is an online social media campaign and creative media competition that promotes the positive attributes and characteristics of the extraordinary diverse individuals across all communities of Western Sydney.
'#IAmSydneysWest' utilises the social media platforms of Instagram and Facebook, which young people frequently use, as the tool to identify and highlight three traits of our young people, their personal attribution, personal/social contribution and future aspirations.
These key points were used as part of participant’s own creative media designs, reflecting the true hidden qualities and gems of our young ‘Westies’.