Period Pride Peer-to-peer

Share the Dignity is on a mission to end the shame and stigma that surrounds periods. If we can't comfortably talk about periods, we can't address period poverty. 

We recently published the Bloody Big Survey Report, based on 125,000 responses, which is now the world's largest data collection on menstruation. 

The report data indicates girls are starting menstruating younger than ever, and that 48 per cent of respondents have missed out on days of school and sport due to ‘that time of the month’. 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.

We are working towards making these changes from band-aid solutions, such as making menstruation products more accessible for those who need them, through to education of children and teenagers, and government level advocacy. 

Period Pride for young Australians

We want school and community groups to break the shame and stigma surrounding periods through creativity 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 January 2022, just in time for Term 1. 

The Period Pride Pack includes everything needed to get kids talking about periods and removing the shame and stigma around this topic. The pack will also get students on their way to creating media that will change the way we think about a normal bodily function all young women go through.

Period Pride Pack

  • Period Talk, a fully comprehensive, fun, engaging and informative menstruation specific education program worth $99
  • Posters, stickers, badges
  • 'How to' for Peer-to-peer Competition Media
  • Period Trivia resource for classroom engagement
  • Downloadable content
  • Pads, tampons, menstrual cup, period underwear and reusable pad

Period Pride Competition

Register your school or community group to participate in Period Pride Peer-to-peer Competition, with young Australians in schools and community groups developing Period Pride Media to entering our Period Pride Competition. The competition encourages Australia's youth to submit creative, thought-provoking content.

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!

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

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.

Prizes and judging

  • State winners: $500
  • Third Prize: $1,000
  • Second Prize: $2,000
  • First Prize: $5,000

Key dates

  • 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.

Register

To register your school or community group’s interest, please complete this form and we’ll be in touch super soon!