Story Competition | Dementia

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Students can win $2000 and make a difference

Almost half a million Australians are living with dementia and we are inviting undergraduate students across Australia to help make a difference.

Second and third-year undergraduate students from any discipline can win prizes up to $2000 in the National Dementia Storytelling Competition.

Students are invited to submit a story about how they, as individual practitioners or within their profession, can contribute to the care of people with dementia.

Students have until Friday 6 April 2018 to submit entries in a medium of their choice; for example essay, short story, video, short film, animation, infographic.

This is a national dementia awareness initiative run by Dementia Training Australia.

DTA Executive Director Richard Fleming said: “In this competition we ask students to explore a ‘salutogenic’ approach to caring for people living with dementia.

“This is a new approach in dementia care, focusing on factors that support health and wellbeing, and opportunities for a person with dementia to live a full life.”

The first prize is $2000, second prize is $1000 and third prize is $500. Each prize is awarded in both second and third year streams.

The first 100 entries will receive a free subscription to the Australian Journal of Dementia Care, worth $99 a year.

If you know a second or third-year undergraduate student who may like to enter the competition, please forward this email to them.  

For more information and how to apply please visit dta.com.au/storytellingcomp or email dta@uow.edu.au

click here for more information about this competition

click here to download the competition flyer

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