Winning Christmas card design

Winning Christmas card design
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Six-year-old Gunningbland primary school student Shane Hourigan wins a Christmas card design competition. The tiny school west of Parkes has just eight students.

This report by Melanie Wendt is a good example of the sort of positive stories often reserved for the end of a news bulletin. The concisely edited story elements, including the brief interview with the shy (but 'excited') winner, are effective in delivering a heartwarming and  inclusive feeling for viewers.

The newsreader is Peter Andren who went into politics and represented the federal seat of Calare as an independent from 1996 until his death in 2007.

Originally broadcast on Prime News Orange on 11 October 1994.

Notes by Beth Taylor