‘Then I Came by Boat’ wins Just Art’s Vincentian award

I’m humbled that my short documentary ‘Then I Came by Boat‘ has won a major prize at the recent Just Art competition run by the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria. It also nabbed the Media prize for the open age category.


The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Asylum Seekers: Stories of Humanity’. Two major prizes were awarded, plus an audience award and twelve category awards. St Vinnies did a fantastic job in getting the message out to Victorian school children for the school-aged competition categories; there were hundreds of wonderful submissions from these passionate kids advocating for the rights of asylum seekers.

Many thanks to the people St Vincent de Paul Society for giving Tri’s story a new platform.