Understanding our cultural heritage provides us with a sense of belonging and serves as a stable platform from which we can launch ourselves into the future.
The goal of the Back to Your Roots 2017–18 writing competition was to encourage young people who live, work or study in the ACT to develop a closer connection with their family histories and better understand the significance of certain parts of their parents’ or even grandparents’ culture.
The competition was open to all youth (8–18 years of age) who live, work or study in the Australian Capital Territory.
Entries were assessed by appointed panel judges, who selected a winner from each age division. Successful submissions demonstrated an insightful appreciation of one of more aspects of the entrant’s cultural heritage.
Winning entries have been published on the Back to Your Roots website, along with selected other entries.