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Police call out to young filmmakers

West Australian police are calling on teenagers to create short films as part of a competition designed to promote the anti-drug message.

Students aged between 12 and 18 are invited to create 90-105 second films about drug awareness for the Students Advising Youth project.

One filmmaker will win $1000 as well as a trip to Canberra to present their film to a Federal Government representative at Parliament House.

Insp. Paul La Spina said young people were often reluctant to take advice from adults.

"The SAY project aims to harness students' enthusiasm, innovation and creativity to empower them to become educators of other youth on key topical subjects," he said.

"There is no better way to educate students on helping to create change at a local community level."

A 2008 Australian School Student Alcohol and Drug survey found more than 29 per cent of students aged 16 and 17 had used drugs that year.

The West Australian

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