SBS Radio announces 2018 national language competition

Staff Writer

SBS Radio has announced the 2018 edition of the SBS National Language Competition.

The competition is part of a nationwide initiative to inspire and encourage language learning and retention and has expanded this year to engage Australians of all ages who are learning a language.

To enter, participants must submit a photo or drawing showcasing “what amazing possibilities learning a language opens for you?” with a caption written in the language of choice.

 “SBS is the world’s most linguistically diverse public broadcaster. In addition to the nearly five million* Australians speaking a language other than English at home, we know many people engage with our services to help with language retention or to learn a new language,” said SBS director of audio language and content Mandi Wicks.

“SBS Radio is proud to once again launch this fantastic competition, which for the first time includes English as an eligible language, and engages all ages (including adult learners) in recognising the importance of language retention and learning. We are encouraging everyone to get involved and look forward to receiving thousands of inspirational stories from across the country.”

Entries are open from now until Sunday, November 18 and will be judged on uniqueness and creativity.

Entrants will be categorised into five groups: Junior Primary (Aged 4 – 7); Primary (Aged 8 – 12); Junior High School (Aged 13 – 15); Senior High School (Aged 16 – 18); Open Category (18+).

There are five prizes, one winner from each age category, who will each receive an iPad Pro for themselves and one for their school or learning institution.

The winners, along with one guardian, will also be invited to an Awards Ceremony to be held at SBS in Sydney.

Entries can be submitted here.

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