A year of MEDIA MUTINY celebrated at the annual SYN Awards
Thirty one young people were recognised for their outstanding contributions to media last night at a pirate-themed SYN Awards, an event held annually to celebrate the exceptional talent of Australia’s young media makers.
Among the winners was Georgia Moodie, contributor to SYN’s flagship arts show Arts Mitten, who picked up two awards for her outstanding feature on Bangarra Dance Theatre’s production of Terrain.
Georgia is now Producer of ABC Radio National’s drive program, and credits SYN for launching her career.
“Like it has for countless others, SYN has played a huge role in launching my media career. It’s so fantastic that SYN exists, not only to give young people practical media skills, but also as a platform for the stories of young people – diverse voices not often heard elsewhere in the media,” said Moodie.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Best Music Team or Program: Sunday Sweets with Kate Crowhurst
Best Comedy Team or Program: Get Cereal (Wednesdays) with Stormy, Tim and Jess
Best Current Affairs Team or Program: Panorama with Phoebe Roth – Rail Suicide: The Untold Toll
Best Radio Talk Team or Program: Panorama with Sally Whyte and Joseph Dunstan –Panorama Hot Seat: Youth Minister Ryan Smith
Best Radio Segment or Feature: Arts Mitten with Georgia Moodie – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Don’t Touch That Dial Award: Panorama with Ben Westcott – How the Sex Industry has Changed
Best Message – Station ID or Promo: Radio Respawn – 8 Bit Snippet
Radio Presenter of the Year: Amanda Angiolino and Brad Guy – The Hoist
Radio Producer of the Year: Joseph Dunstan – Panorama
Most Innovative New Content Idea: Michael Kean – The Naughty Rude Show Blog
Excellence in Multicultural Media: Arts Mitten with Georgia Moodie – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Best Radio Interview: Izzy Tolhurst – Divine Fits
Best Schools on Air Team: Ashwood College
Access Program of the Year: Next Generation Media
TV Presenter of the Year: Simon Takla – 1700
TV Producer of the year: Mike O’Donoghue and Georgia Greenway – 1700
Best TV Segment or Feature: 1700’s 100th Episode for 2012
Best TV and Screen Piece: 1700 Falls Festival Special
Best TV Tech Crew Member: Tim Hammond
Trainer of the Year: Tim Hammond
Under 18 Volunteer or Program of the Year: Belle Jackson – Objection
Outstanding Services to SYN by a SYN volunteer: Belle Jackson and Beck Russo
Outstanding Services to SYN – above and beyond: Chris Hodgen
SYN provides media training and broadcast opportunities to over 1000 young people each year. To find out more about SYN, visit syn.org.au.
For more information, please contact Tahlia Azaria on 9925 4788 or [email protected].