Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools and the Rerum Novarum Foundation have announced the winners of the inaugural Rerum Novarum Awards.

Students in Years 10 to 12 were asked to address a social justice issue in their community, using the ‘See, Judge, Act’ method to apply the principles of Catholic social teaching to their project. Proposals included a research paper, a video submission, a project impact report and a funding proposal. Three grants, one each of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500, were available to the winning projects.

Congratulations to the 2020 Rerum Novarum Award winners!

First place: Mater Christi College, Belgrave

Second place (equal): Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy

Second place (equal): Mount Lilydale Mercy College, Lilydale

Third place: Clonard College, Herne Hill

Details about the upcoming 2021 Rerum Novarum Awards will be available later this term.