Winners of SBS Radio national languages competition

 SBS Radio announces the winners of the second SBS National Languages Competition.

The competition encouraged students across Australia, who are learning a language other than English, to submit a 30 second video in their language summarising, “What learning a language means to me.”
The competition was open to all schools across Australia and received thousands of entries from students studying a range of different languages including French, Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi and Arabic.
The winner from each of the four age categories was invited to attend the awards ceremony at SBS in Sydney where they received a trophy, an iPad Pro for themselves and one for their school; along with an unlimited rides pass to Luna Park in Sydney.
The winners are Percy Page from Shorncliffe State School, QLD (age 4-7, Mandarin), Eirini Vergaki from the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne, VIC (age 8 -12, Greek), Anjali D’Cunha from the Swedish School in Sydney, NSW (age 13-15, Swedish) and Celina Bugara from Strathmore Secondary College, VIC (age 16-18, Polish).
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks, said: “As the world’s most multilingual public broadcaster, we are proud to run the SBS National Languages Competition and inspire young Australians and communities to embrace language learning. We received entries representing more than 70 languages, which was a real reflection of Australian society today. Our winners demonstrated their passion, love and dedication to learning different languages.”
The ceremony was hosted by SBS CEO & Managing Director, Michael Ebeid AM, and featured guests including the Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training and Eurovision singer and competition judge Isaiah, who performed his new single ‘Streets of Gold’.