At the end of last year, Year 11 photography students from St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly entered The Pixel Prize Photography competition run by the Australian Catholic University. Participants were encouraged to use their creativity to express what community means to them.
St Paul’s students came up with the idea of ‘Jai-Gantic’ in support of their classmate Jai Maurice who suffers from a rare condition called Friedreich’s Ataxia which affects the nervous system and has recently left Jai wheelchair bound. The class did an excellent job and extended their creative ability through collaborative brainstorming, concept creation and their individual image making process.
Winners were announced and the NSW most original category winner was St Paul’s student Aidan Biasi with his image of Jai at Longreef.