Congratulations to Juliana Peloche, winner of the people’s choice award in the COVID-(EO) Competition held recently in UOW Accommodation. The competition was held to give UOW students living in our residences the opportunity to produce videos and design posters that captured their stories of succeeding in the COVID-19 world.

Juliana’s video focused on staying safe in the gym. Filmed on site at UniActive, Juliana said that she chose the gym because she knows many of the residents go to the gym and how important it is to keep safe there. Featuring her friend Sharay, she said, “I could not think about anyone better than Sharay to follow my script. I enjoyed brainstorming with him and going to the gym to record the video”.

Juliana said that the best part was posting it on social media and hearing from friends all over the world. We had people watching and voting on our video during the entire week. It was awesome to hear their comments.

“I asked permission to UniActive to record the video there and they were all very receptive. I can see some people are not taking the right care in the gym and I thought my video could help. Sanitising the hands, keeping the right distance and using our own mats are simple actions that can save lives.”

The COVID-EO competition winners were:
Video: 1st place – Josh O’Driscoll
Poster: 1st place: Maddi Creamer

The full list of winners can be viewed on the UOW Accommodation website.

Thank you to everyone who took part.