Tuesday 7th December was a very busy day at the Honorary General Consulate of France in Melbourne!
It was [finally!] the day when the laureates of various awards won throughout 2021 could actually receive their prizes, after multiple postponements due to the lockdowns in Melbourne.
Three ceremonies were held that morning:
1. Français.e de l’Année, an award organised by Le Courrier Australien and the General Consulate of France in Sydney.
Emilie Perrot. Prix de la Solidarité (Solidarity)
Deborah Meyran. Prix de l’Innovation et de la Recherche (Innovation and Research)
2. The Francophonie Forum award for the best videos by secondary schools. The Francophonie Forum is an initiative by the University of Melbourne, the Honorary General Consulate of France in Melbourne, Alliance Française Melbourne and people passionate about the French language, which unites the French speaking community of Victoria to promote the French language.
The prizes and awards were presented by Ms Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne and by Prof. Véronique Duché, Présidente of the Bastille Day French Festival 2022.
The teachers – Lucie Dickens and Loveena Narayanen should be very proud of these wonderful competitions which they facilitate with such passion, each growing in popularity each year. The other teachers who accompanied their students were also very happy, not to mention the award winners of course!
Below are a few photos retracing moments of the morning: