Living Well & 1in6 Launch Fantastic Competition

09.08.12 | News

Our friends at Living Well (Australia) and 1in6 (USA) are inviting everyone to promote and contribute to the ‘Let’s talk…’ Poster/Visual Media Competition.
The ‘Let’s talk…’ competition invites artists, graphic designers, film makers, anyone, where ever you are in the world, to create a unique and meaningful poster or video that will increase public discussion, awareness, support and hope for men sexually abused in childhood.
$1500 in total prize money will be awarded to artists that best express the theme:
‘1 in 6 men were sexually abused in childhood: Let’s talk…’

Rationale for this theme

Research tells us that 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused in childhood and that on average men will take 22 years to tell someone about it, 10 years longer than women. When men do come forward, they often speak of how limited public discussion of this issue adds to a sense of isolation and desperation.
One of the challenges we face as services working with men sexually abused in childhood is to find ways to publicly name the issue and acknowledge the profound impact that sexual abuse can have without adding to men’s sense of hopelessness. At 1in6 and Living Well we see our work as hopeful, transformative, life supporting work. We are looking to reward and promote posters and visual media that enhance the public conversation on this important issue.

Competition Prize Money and Submission Dates

  • 1st prize – $1000 (Awarded by Competition Panel)
  • Runner up – $250 (Awarded by Competition Panel)
  • People’s choice – $250

Submissions to be received by Monday 1st of October 2012
Winners to be announced in late October 2012
You can see the promotional video at: You Tube – Living Well
For information on how to enter and support this initiative, please go to: Living Well website

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