Oral Health Competition for Kimberley Schools
The Kate Mullin Association (KMA) with the Kimberley Dental Team (KDT), which offers free dental services to Aboriginal groups in the Kimberley, ran an oral health competition for all schools in the Kimberley during Term 2, 2021 (ending 2nd July 2021). The object of the competition was for the schools to develop an advertising campaign for good oral health amongst Aboriginal children. A total prize pool of $10,000 was made available for the winning schools.
The submitted campaigns were assessed on both the quality of literacy used and the strength of the oral health messages by an independent panel in November, and the winners were presented with their prizes in December.
The winner was Ngalangangpum School from Warmun with a video the judges described as: “Clear, simple message, well illustrated – a good tool for classes. Used high quality written SAE. A very well presented video on oral health in the context of a remote Aboriginal community and the impact on general health.” Early Bird winners were Broome Primary School and Yiyili Aboriginal Community School.
There will be media coverage in the Kimberley of the competition and the winning entries. The best of the entries will be used by the KDT as an oral health information tool in their subsequent visits across the Kimberley.
Students from Broome Primary School at their presentation:
Michelle MacRae (right) from Yiyili Aboriginal Community School being presented with the Early Bird prize by KMA committee member Sue Thomas:
The combined video of the best entries can be found at Oral Health Video.