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Say it in Pictures Design Competition

Breaking the Silence – White Ribbon

Entry Form can be found here

This year, the Nowra Domestic Violence, White Ribbon Working Party is inviting children and young people from the Shoalhaven to use their creative skills to talk about Respectful Relationships and Gender Equality

Australian research has found that one in four children are exposed to domestic violence. This exposure to domestic violence, has a clear and negative impact on children and young people’s behaviour, mental health, and social development.

The Nowra Domestic Violence – White Ribbon Working Party Committee and the Shoalhaven City Council are excited to announce a visual arts competition for children and youth in the Shoalhaven region to raise the awareness and importance of respectful relationships and promoting gender equality. The competition encourages children and youth to express their desire for positive change through visual story telling, for example using a video, poster, story board, photograph or animation.

The competition will be launched during 2019 Youth Week (10-18 Apr 19) and will close on Friday 27 September 2019. The winners will be announced at the Shoalhaven City Council White Ribbon Morning Tea on Friday 22 November 2019.

There are four competition categories:

  • Children (K – Year 2)
  • Children (Year 3 – Year 6)
  • Youth (12 – 15 years)
  • Youth (16 – 24 years).

For each category there are three prizes (terms and conditions apply):

  • First prize – $150
  • Second prize – $125
  • Third prize – $75.

The committee will judge the artwork submissions based on the following criteria commensurate with the age of the entrant:

  • Interpretation of the theme (respectful relationships and gender equality)
  • Technical skill
  • Originality

Supporting resources (including E-Learning and Fact Sheets) to assist in the production of the visual arts media, are available at the White Ribbon Australia webpage: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/

There are also many examples of excellent White Ribbon school videos on YouTube, including these two videos at the below links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTGtBfLBMZw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PniHiFC0uRQ

If your school is interested in entering the competition, please visit and submit your entries by Friday 27 September 2019 to:

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

80 Bridge Road


POC: Emma Wood – Email Emma@shoalcoast.org.au or Phone 4422 9529

Entry Form can be found here

Entries must be clearly labelled with the entrants name, age and title of the piece and supported by an entry form.  All entrants give permission for their artwork to be displayed by the Nowra Domestic Violence – White Ribbon Working Party Committee, including possible use by White Ribbon Australia.

We hope this competition will also raise the awareness of the very successful White Ribbon ‘Breaking the Silence’ Schools Program. Perhaps your school would consider registering for the 2020/2021 program. Further information on the ‘Breaking the Silence’ Schools program is available at schools@whiteribbon.org.au and: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/stop-violence-against-women/get-school-involved/breaking-silence-program/

We look forward to receiving your competition entry and meeting you at the Shoalhaven City Council White Ribbon Morning Tea on Friday 22 November 2019.

Posters can be downloaded here:

Calling Young Artists – Primary School Age K – 2 and 3 -6

Youth Artists – Aged 12 – 15  and 16 – 24