Dubbo College Delroy Campus Year 9 student Matilda Backus has been named a national winner in the 'Videos for Change' competition.
Matilda was awarded the winner in the junior category for her work titled 'I wish I was like her'.
The Year 9 student said she liked that the project offered her an opportunity to relate to others and share her ideas.
"At times, I personally get affected by seeing other people, and comparing myself to them on social media," Matilda said.
"I believe a lot of other teenagers can relate to my video. It's been nice to have a platform to connect with other people."
Matilda admitted the call took her by surprise.
"I was so happy to about winning, it definitely took me by surprise," she said.
'Videos for Change' is a national film competition for students across Australia to become involved, get creative and be heard as students. The competition encourages young people from years 7-12 to create a 60-second video on a social issue they feel passionate about.
This is the second year that Delroy Campus has chosen to embed 'Videos for Change' into their teaching and learning programs.
Visual Arts teacher at Delroy Campus Jessica Sinclair was impressed by the standard of works this year and was excited to hear of Matilda's success.
"Matilda worked incredibly hard through the process, she's a very talented young girl, and it's pleasing to see her efforts being rewarded," she said.
"She definitely earnt it."
Brielle Lord was also a finalist for her work titled 'My Family' alongside Maddy Newstead for her work titled 'Substance Abuse'.
Delroy Campus Principal Debbie Head praised the students for their hard work.
"It's so exciting for Delroy Campus to have a student acknowledged on a national level. Matilda's video was very moving and told a thought provoking story," she said.
"It's really exciting that Delroy Campus boasts three finalists and a national winner. The quality of the work they produced was outstanding."
To view Matilda's video visit australia.videosforchange.org