The SAY Project is a Western Australia Police initiative whereby in groups of three, students are required to research an anti-drug topic and compile a 90 – 105 second film to show how they could make their community drug free and alcohol aware. This year the Project will focus on the problems of alcohol.
Senior Constable Tam McKeown who created the SAY Project said young people are often reluctant to take on-board the advice delivered to them by adults, whether it is about the use of illegal drugs, road safety or any other community safety topic. “The SAY Project aims to harness their enthusiasm, innovation and creativity to empower them to become educators of other youth on topical subjects,” he said.
Last year’s winner was Will Mattock of Cyril Jackson Senior High School for his film titled “Drugs, Think Twice.” Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan APM presented Will with $1,000 in prize money at the SAY Project Awards Night. Will was also later given the opportunity to meet with Prime Minster Tony Abbott and Federal Member for Canning Don Randall in Canberra to present his film on behalf of the youth of Western Australia.
2014 winner Will Mattock with Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan APM
Make a Movie, Make a Stand, Make a Difference.
The top 10 groups will be invited to an Awards Ceremony in Novemebr where the winning group will be announced and awarded with $3,000 in prize money.
For more information contact SAY.Project@police.wa.gov.au.
Watch the 2014 finalists films.
View the SAY Podcasts to learn more.