Our annual X-HALE Youth Awards took place on July 7th 2016 in the Light House Cinema in Dublin 7 with pop star Bonnie Ryan hosting the event.
We had 34 inspiring entries from youth groups across Ireland to the X-HALE Short Film Competition and X-HALE Community Action Project, with almost 300 young people, youth workers and health promotion professionals in attendance. The Irish Cancer Society were delighted to welcome Minister for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy to congratulate the participating groups on their contribution towards a smoke free Ireland. Special thanks also goes to Bank of Ireland that donated IPad Minis for the top 3 prize categories.
The X-HALE 2016 Playlist of films and projects were viewed over 30,000 times YouTube. Congratulations to the #TheXGeneration on making such an amazing impact.
There were 16 awards handed out on the day under the categories below. Congratulations to all involved.
Overall Junior Category Short Film Competition Winner
St. Bridget’s Guides Clonmel- The Recruit
Overall Senior Category Short Film Competition Winner
Ballincollig Youthreach- I Don’t Know Why I Love You
Short Film Competition Junior Category Runner Up
Dundalk Youth Service- Ciggy and Me
Short Film Competition Senior Category Runner Up
North West Clare Family Resource Centre Ennistymon Youth Club- The End of the Line
Community Action Project Winner
Stoneybatter Community Training Centre- Creating a New Norm
Community Action Project Runner-Up
Cobh Youth Services- Smoke Free Zone
Online Competition Winner (most views on YouTube)
Enniscorthy Youthreach- Earth Addiction
Judges Choice Winner
Youth Work Ireland Monaghan-Breaking News
Most Convincing Smoking Prevention Film
CDYS Midleton- Don’t Let the Cloud Take Over
Best Health Effects Film
Granard Youth Club Lus na Greine Family Resource Centre- Say No!
Most Creative Smoking Prevention/Cessation Film
Swords Youth Service- Captain X-HALE
Best Tobacco Industry Film
Edenderry Youth Action- The Revolution
Eleanor Dervan- Gort Foroige- Chained
Adam Cooper- Edenderry Youth Action- The Revolution
Best Social Media Post of the day
Best Blogging Group
Blanchardstown Community Training Centre