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Living Well and 1in6, Inc. are pleased to announce the ‘Let’s talk…’ Poster/Visual Media Competition.

The theme

The ‘Let’s talk…’ competition invited artists, where ever they are in the world, to create a unique and meaningful poster or piece of visual media that will increase public discussion, awareness, support and hope for men sexually abused in childhood.


$1500 in total prize money will be awarded to the artists that best express the theme:

‘1 in 6 men were sexually abused in childhood: Let’s talk…’

This competition is now closed! We were delighted to welcome forty creative and innovative entries in both poster and video format.

Rationale for this theme

Research tells us that 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused in childhood and that on average men will take 22 years to tell someone about it, 10 years longer than women. When men do come forward, they often speak of how limited public discussion of this issue adds to a sense of isolation and desperation.

One of the challenges we face as services working with men sexually abused in childhood is to find ways to publicly name the issue and acknowledge the profound impact that sexual abuse can have without adding to men’s sense of hopelessness. At 1in6 and Living Well we see our work as hopeful, transformative, life supporting work. We are looking to reward and promote posters and visual media that enhance the public conversation on this important issue.

$1500 in Prize Money

  • 1st prize – $1000 (Awarded by Competition Panel)
  • Runner up – $250 (Awarded by Competition Panel)
  • People’s choice – $250
  • Submissions to be received by Monday 1st of October 2012
  • Winners to be announced on late October 2012 [to be confirmed]

Competition panel

Let's Talk... example poster

Additional Info

Note: We encourage you to take a look at the 2011 ‘It’s not who I am’ competition entries. In referring to this material, we would ask that competition entrants see these resources as a record of what has already been produced, not what might be produced. We would like the 2012 Competition to further the conversation ‘Let’s talk…’

Accepted posters/visual media have been posted to the Competition Entries page of this site to support voting for the people’s choice. It is also planned, with artist’s approval, for a montage of submitted posters/visual media to be developed and posted online in video format. In developing an entry for submission, please be aware that posters and visual media that utilise offensive or sexualised imagery will not be included in the competition.

We would like to express our thanks to Peter for generously supplying the music for our short video.

View the entries


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