News reading and radio announcing are no easy feat, they require skill, eloquence and a great deal of articulation, but this years Sydney Eisteddfod entrants proved they were up for the challenge!
On Sunday 14 May, 50 aspiring news readers and radio announcers competed across two events which took place at Fine Music FM 102.5 studios. The first group of entrants were aged 13 and under and the second event saw those 14-18 years take to the microphone.
Sydney Eisteddfod would like to extend congratulations to Alexander Wang from Leichhardt, winner of the News Reading/Radio Announcing (14-18 Years) event. One of the most challenging aspects of being a newsreader is making sure you understand the topics you are discussing and being able to project this into your delivery, however Alexander demonstrated that he knew exactly how to handle his nerves and connect to the piece. Following Alexander’s win, Rose Chachko was awarded 2nd place and Kai Mashimo, 3rd place.
The News Reading/Radio Announcing (13 & Under) event proved that young people can have big voices! Maeve Cox from North Curl Curl took out first place, due to her confident style and natural tone. 2nd place was awarded to Max Philips and 3rd place was awarded to Jacqueline Xie.
All entrants presented an unprepared script to judge Camille Mercep and although not everyone was able to receive a prize for their efforts it was wonderful to see all entrants trying their absolute hardest and doing their best.