Mount Sheridan Plaza in conjunction with WIN Local News are collaborating and bringing to Cairns the Young Newsreader Competition. Offering year 11 and 12 senior students within the region the opportunity to compete and deliver local hearty news from the news desk within WIN Studios. The winning student will read the news on WIN Local News and social media platforms and gain one week work experience in the WIN studios and be awarded $1,000 for their school among many other prizes.
“WIN Cairns is excited to be working with Mount Sheridan Plaza to discover Cairns’ Young Newsreader for 2017. Our Local News team has been reporting on the events that affect Cairns and the Far North for more than 20 years. We see Cairns’ Young Newsreader as a great initiative to help the next generation of journalists get a taste for this exciting profession. The winner will work closely with our Cairns journalists and experience what happens behind the scenes, as we put together a local news bulletin that is all about the Far North.” Says Alan Henwood Station Manager
Expression of Interest forms were sent to all schools and education facilities that have years eleven and twelve students. As of Thursday 23rd February 9 schools have registered. There are currently 25 students participating from 10 different high schools.
“We look forward to seeing all students from Bentley Park College, Woree State High School, Trinity Anglican School, St Augustine’s, Cairns State High School, Tully State High School and Smithfield State High School, Freshwater Christian College and St Stephen’s Catholic College participate and compete for the chance to become The 2017 Cairns Young Newsreader” Says Kay Judd Marketing Manager.
This Saturday 18th March from 9am Mount Sheridan Plaza will hold the heats of the Young Newsreader Competition in Centre Court. With the semi-final and grand final on Saturday 25th March from 9am.
News and Television presenter Paul Taylor from WIN Local News will be master of ceremonies on Saturday 25th March.
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