Junior Chamber International Malta (JCI) winners of The Outstanding Young Person Award (TOYP), Rene Rossignaud and David Serge are shortlisted for international adjudication of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award.
In a release issued on Friday JCI National President Karl Grech said that Rene Rossignaud and David Serge are amongst the 30 persons shortlisted for this prestigious award. The 30 finalist were chosen by an international jury, the winners will be announced at the JCI’s World Congress to be held in Osaka, Japan on the 31st of November.
Rene Rossignaud and David Serge have won the 2009 JCI- Malta award in their respective category. “The TOYP Award seeks to recognise the ‘unsung heroes’ within our societies, those individuals who go beyond their call of duty and do great things for the benefit of the community in general. David and Rene’s achievements are indeed and inspiration to today’s youth,” Kar Grech said.
Rene Rossignaud has been awarded the TOYP award after he flew to the Gaza strip in order to demonstrate the atrocities of war through his photos. Rene kick-started his career at the young age of 16 when his lightning strike photo was published on the front page of a leading newspaper. He then started working as a photo-journalist with the same newspaper, his local and international career was then impeccable.
David Serge is a communications graduate, his passion for film making started at a young age and grew fonder at university. David has worked on various local and foreign documentaries, at 22 he won the Malta Cine Circle Film Competition, with his short film “The Legionnaire’s Spear”. This film also landed him the Golden Knight International Film Festival Award. David co-set up The Bigger Picture, a local production company geared to produce high-end commercials and short films. To date, he has directed and shot over 50 commercials for the local and foreign markets. He has won no fewer than 20 awards at various national and international competitions and has also been selected to participate as a jury in various prestigious film festivals.
JCI-Malta has also launched the 2010 edition of the Top Outstanding Young Person award. The general public can nominate individuals by downloading a nomination form from the JCI Malta website (www.jci.org.mt). Nominations are accepted until the 10th of October.
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