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Share the Dignity is on a mission to end the shame and stigma that surrounds periods. 

You can join us by entering the 2024 Creating Period Pride competition!

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We are asking young Australians in schools and community groups to create ‘Period Pride Media’ to inspire, entertain and get people talking about periods!

Email periodpride@sharethedignity.org.au with your entry to go in the running to win $5000 for your school or community group.
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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.

A collage of previous entires including a large-form art installation, a hand-painted skateboard and shoes, and a crocheted stuffed uterus

Say buh-bye to period shame

Make something that makes a difference

We believe creative thinking drives discovery and learning. We hope that by approaching the social issues surrounding menstruation with creativity we can create an awareness of stigmas, encourage empathy and ultimately be part of the solution.

This year, your Period Pride entry must fit into one of the following categories: A video/short film, a performed song, an artwork, a major art installation, or a written piece. 

Need some insipiration? Check out some of our favourite 2022 and 2023 entries. 

When your group has finished getting creative you can email your finished product to periodpride@sharethedignity.org.au by midnight AEST on October 14th 2024 to enter the competition!

What you can win for your school or community group

What you can win for your school or community group: $5K for the overall winner, $2K for second place, $1K for third place and category winners

Show us your period pride

Register now for our 2024 Creating Period Pride competition!

Why is period pride important?

In 2021 we published the Bloody Big Survey report showing the social, personal and financial impact of periods on Australians.

It received 125,000 responses, which makes it the world's largest data collection on attitudes and experiences of 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 that 22 per cent of respondents have had to improvise on period products due to being unable to afford them.

Period poverty is a big issue which doesn't have easy solutions. Amongst other things, it requires tangible change to attitudes surrounding periods.

We are advocates for education and destigmatisation around menstruation, and while we don't have all the solutions when it comes to these big issues, we have faith in our future leaders and changemakers. That's why we want YOU to get involved and show us what it means to be period proud. 

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Image of the 2024 Period Pride Toolkit box with illustrations of the examples of period products inside, including pads, tampons, period underwear and a menstrual cup

The first step towards change is education

New to all this? The first 100 new schools and community groups to register for our 2024 Creating Period Pride competition will be sent a Period Pride toolkit 

The Creating Period Pride toolkit includes everything needed to get young people 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.

So what are you waiting for, register now! We are so excited to create period pride with you.

Register now

Show us what period pride looks like to you

Use this form to register for the 2024 Creating Period Pride competition. Period pride toolkits will be sent out to the first 100 first time Creating Period Pride competition registrations!

Don't forget to email periodpride@sharethedignity.org.au with your entry to go in the running to win $5000 for your school or community group. 


1 February - 14 October 2024: submissions of Competition Media open.
Content needs to be submitted by Midnight AEST 14 October 2024 to be in the running for the competition. 

16 October 2024: A final panel of judges including our Founder and at least 2 external judges will assess and finalise first, second, third and category winners of the Creating Period Pride competition.

The competition will see one winner for each category, with category winners receiving $1000 prize money that can only be redeemed by a school or community group. 

First place will receive $5000 prize money, second prize $2000 prize money, third place $1000 prize money. All prizes can only be redeemed by a school or community group.

All submitted media will be used via Share the Dignity's online platforms and advocacy work to extend these vital conversations further.

Submit your entry by midnight AEST October 14 2024

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