It's bloody normal!
In 2021 we published the Bloody Big Survey Report.
It received 125,000 responses, which makes it the world's largest data collection on menstruation.
The report data indicates girls are starting their period younger than ever, and that 48 per cent of respondents have missed out on school or sport due to their period.
What's worse, is 22 per cent of respondents have had to improvise on period products due to being unable to afford them. Period poverty isn't going anywhere anytime soon unless we make tangible change.
How do we remove the shame and stigma around menstruation? We don't know, so we are going to go to our future leaders and changemakers to ask them how we should do it! Enter our Creating Period Pride Competion...
Creating Period Pride for young Australians
We want school and community groups to break the shame and stigma surrounding periods through creativity. We want to drive discovery and learning, awareness of stigmas, encourage empathy and be part of the solution.
Registered schools and community groups will be sent a Period Pride Pack in late February 2022.
The Creating Period Pride pack includes everything needed to get kids talking about periods and removing the shame and stigma around periods.
The pack will get students well on their way to creating media that will change the way we think about periods.
Register your school or community group in the Creating Period Pride competition. Young Australians in schools and community groups are being asked to create ‘Period Pride Media’ to inspire, entertain and get people talking about periods!
The Creating Period Pride competition encourages Australia's youth to submit creative, thought-provoking content that aims to remove the shame and stigma associated with having a period.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
We believe that a creative thinking process will drive discovery and learning, awareness of stigmas, encourage empathy and be part of the solution.
Whether it’s videos (long and short form), TikTok/Instagram reel style video or dance, artwork, cartoon a short film including featuring anything from plays, skits, animation, dance or stories, through to posters, comics, music or poems. It’s totally up to you!
When you're group has finished getting creative you can email your finished product to email@example.com to enter the competition!
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY GROUP!
$500 State Finalists
$500 per State Finalist
$1000 Third Prize
$2000 Second Prize
$5000 First Prize
Use this form to submit your entry into the 2022 Creating Period Pride competition. Creating Period Pride packs will be sent out to the first 100 registrations.
KEY DATES AND COMPETITION TERMS
1 February - 16 September 2022: submissions of Competition Media open. 16 to 26 September 2022: all submitted Competition Media will be judged on a state-by-state basis by an independent panel of judges. 11 October 2022: State winners of Period Pride Peer-to-peer announced on International Day of the Girl. 11 - 18 October 2022: Facebook community voting for state winners on Share the Dignity Facebook. A final, internal panel of judges will assess online votes and finalise first, second and third winners of the Period Pride Peer-to-peer Competition. 11 November 2022: First, second and third winners announced.
The competition will see three finalists per state, with state winners receiving prize money for the school or community group that submitted.
First, Second and Third campaign winners will be judged from the state winners.
All submitted media will be used via Share the Dignity's online platforms and advocacy work to extend these vital conversations further.