Winners named in Degree of Adventure competition 


Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Degree of Adventure video competition has crowned its winners following a huge response to the online competition.

In early September CDU invited its students to create their own videos showing why CDU is a great place to study and the Territory a great place to live.

CDU multimedia student Peter Gardiner won $1000 for his video “Degree of Adventure” which took out the award for most popular video in an online vote.

Peter’s video depicted the Top End’s unique surroundings, wild life and social settings, as well as the University’s first-class facilities.

CDU multimedia student Emma Duff also won $1000 with her short film ‘Darwin Encounter’ taking out the judges’ choice award.

Cameron Benson won $1000 for voting for Peter’s winning video.

Director of Corporate Communications, Anthony Smith said that discovering students’ perspectives on the advantages of studying at CDU and living in the Territory had been a great way to showcase the artistic work of students.

“We know that CDU is a great place to study but we wanted students themselves to tell the story for us,” he said.

“The response has been overwhelming and the quality of the films was beyond expectation.

“I’d like to especially thank Professor Donal Fitzpatrick, Bill Wade and Judith Trezise from the School of Creative Arts and Humanities for their efforts in bringing this idea to fruition.”

Visit the Degree of Adventure website for additional winners.