Whitehorse City Council

Talking Rubbish Competition

Whitehorse City Council congratulates all those members of the Whitehorse community who entered the 2013 “Talking Rubbish” competition.

Whitehorse residents embraced the competition and were very creative in telling their stories about how they reduce their household waste. More than 250 entries were received across the competition categories of film, creative writing, and art and design.

At a special awards presentation held on 13 November as part of National Recycling Week, competition entrants were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in helping to spread the important message of reducing the waste that ends up as landfill. 

Congratulations to these award recipients: 

Art and Design

  • Arpita Divecha – junior primary school student winner
  • Amy Du, Chloe Ma, Grace Tai – middle primary school student winners
  • Alice Zhu – senior primary school student winner
  • Vicky Deng – highly commended, senior primary school student

Creative Writing

  • Roman Lee – junior primary school student winner
  • Erin Hellerman and Jeffrey Bao – junior primary school student runners up
  • Sasson Ng and Tayla Burrel – middle and senior primary school student winners
  • Peter Locke – highly commended, middle and senior primary school student
  • Ananya Sundar – commended, secondary school student
  • Middle 2 at Vermont South Special School – group winner
  • Kim-Long Thi To – open winner
  • Dilys Smith – open runner up

Click on the following link to view entries from the winners of the Art and Design and Creative Writing competition: pdf icon Talking Rubbish Competition Winners (1.91MB).


  • Kayla Huckins – primary school student winner (view Kayla's film)
  • Jasmine Hunter and Leia Goldwyn - highly commended primary school students
  • Yucheng Mao – secondary school student winner (view Yucheng's film)
  • Watchalee Warbrooke and Shirley Liu – group winner (view Watchalee's film)
  • Nicholas Cossenas and Grace Barling – highly commended group