Christian Garcia from Soul Candy Media writes:
As a startup, we believe in sharing and contributing towards our greater community.
Each year, Soul Candy Media works with a local community project and/or non-profit organisation and we are proud to have sponsored a fantastic non-profit organisation - Kids Own Australian Literature Awards aka KOALA; and captured their 2015 KOALA Awards Day at Newington College today.
KOALA promotes and encourages the appreciation of Australian literature for children and young adults. Readers from all over NSW are involved as they share their views on their favourite literature and vote for their favourite Australian authors and illustrators.
It was such a great experience to have been part of the KOALA Awards. Seeing students from various Sydney schools cheer, meet and connect with each other, with the authors and illustrators that inspire them was simply amazing. On top of that, interviewing the authors and illustrators and sharing their insights, why they love what they do and the messages they have for kids' storytelling was even more powerful.
Thank you to the KOALA team, Newington College Stanmore, the authors, illustrators and of course all students for a fantastic day.
We can't wait to put all this together!