Andrea McNab, CEO, The Community Fund with #ShepPROUD 2018 Youth Video Competition Winner, Liaqat Ahmadi with his proud parents, shortly after the annoucement.

#ShepPROUD Winner ...

'Congratulations ...LIAQAT AHMADI'

Now in its third year, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley’s 2018 #ShepPROUD Youth Video Competition has, once again, revealed many hidden and talented young video artists in the Greater Shepparton region along with their positive stories about where they live, work, study and play!


The #ShepPROUD competition was held over two months and culminated on Wednesday, 1st August, 2018, with the announcement of the winner of the competition, a new local, LIAQAT AHMADI with his video titled, ‘New in the Town’.  See Liaqat's video below ...

Liaqat’s three minute video tells of his dream to live in a town where he is free to go anywhere … Growing up in Pakistan and recently arriving in Shepparton, Liaqat was in search of a place where he would be able to live happily and be free to go anywhere. Stating that, ‘I now have a better life, better education, better community, better environment and more opportunities’. 

Long-time supporters, Rob and Phil Priestly, of Gouge Linen and Garment Services first introduced the idea of a youth project to be driven by The Community Fund Goulburn Valley, in 2016.  “#ShepPROUD Youth Video Competition was then born from this idea”, said Rob, “We love where we live, and know that there are many wonderful opportunities in Greater Shepparton so we thought, why not let our local youth to tell the story about what they love about where they live!”

Runners Up was L.Y.D.A (Leaders of Youth Diversity & Action) with their catchy music video, 'We are Shepparton'.   

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