Priceless Past Recognised

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Priceless Past Recognised

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum has taken centre stage at the Older People Speak Out (OPSO) Media Awards for their partnership in the 2004 edition of Our Priceless Past.

The publication along with its partners, The Gladstone Observer, The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum and Ergon Energy, received the Queensland and National Award for inter-generational Journalism in Print.

Our Priceless Past is a collection of seventeen local Special Seniors? stories as told by Tannum Sands State High School year eight students.

?It is exciting that a Gladstone project won such a highly regarded award, especially considering the competition from state and national newspapers, television and radio stations? said Mellissa Case, Cultural Projects Officer at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.

The Gladstone publication was selected from over 1,500 nominations and was announced at the 12th OPSO Media Awards at Parliament House Brisbane recently. At the gala event judges stated that the publication ?is a wonderful initiative where the students become journalists and cover the lives of some of the senior citizens, while the newspaper backs their efforts with an excellently produced magazine?.

OPSO is a non-profit independent organistion that was established in 1993 to recognise and reward professionals in the news, media and advertising sectors who realistically portray older people and their issues.