Writing Competition

Win your school a copy of In My Blood It Runs on DVD


Write a letter to Dujuan and his family.

Write a personal letter to Dujuan and his family about how the film affected you, or how it has inspired you.

World Vision and In My Blood It Runs will publish shortlisted entries into a book that we'll give to Dujuan and his family. We'll also be putting some of the best entries on our website and social media.

The 30 best entries as judged by World Vision and the In My Blood It Runs Team will win a copy of the In My Blood It Runs DVD for your school library.

Rules:

  1. Must be your own original work
  2. No limits on how many entries per school but a school can only win one DVD
  3. Convey how the film personally affected/inspired you
  4. Entries will be judged by World Vision and the In My Blood It Runs team - all decisions are final
  5. Entries close midnight 1 July 2020
We strongly encourage classrooms to approach this exercise from a strength-based lens being aware of the history of Aboriginal people being used as subjects for study and or commentary. We also encourage teachers to frame the activity for your students as exploration of the issues raised in the film and the students personal connection and feelings about those issues rather than problematising Dujuan or his family and community. 
 
It is important that all students feel safe and respected when studying In My Blood It Runs. The strategies below can help students and teachers support positive learning while working with the film. 
 
  • Use respectful and inclusive language when sharing information and ideas.
  • Actively listen to others’ experiences and perspectives.
  • Frame comments as one’s own ( “I think”)
  • Remember that Dujuan is a real person. Be respectful when discussing him and his family.
  • Demonstrate respect for the personal and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and/or visitors in the classroom.
 
Please read the introductory sections of the ATOM study guide for In My Blood It Runs for detailed support and we encourage all teachers to engage with the resources from Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education.
In My Blood it Runs School DVD Competition



Individual Student Entry Form

2000 character limit (about 300-450 words). We recommend you save your work on your device then copy and paste into the above box.
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By submitting this form and your work you are accepting World Vision Australia's Privacy Policy. You also consent to license your writing  to World Vision under Creative Commons  Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia


Batch Student Upload Form (Teachers Only)

Optional:  Download our Microsoft Word or Excel template to copy and paste your students' entries into.

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Upload batches of your students work

By submitting this form and your work you are accepting World Vision Australia's Privacy Policy and agree to be emailed about this competition and similar social justice actions by World Vision Australia. You also consent to licensing uploaded writing  to World Vision under Creative Commons  Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia


By taking this action you will be:

Promoting this amazing film to other Australians

Standing up for a better education for First Nations kids



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