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 or email

click here for more information about this competition

click here to download the competition flyer

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