‘Why Do I Care?’ Writing Competition
Each year, as part of National Carers Week we run a competition specifically for carers. It’s an opportunity to get creative, have some fun and share your talents with others.
We want to know why you care
The reasons why you care may be very simple or they may be complex. You may care because of love, cultural reasons and obligation or simply because you believe you are best placed to offer the quality of life for your loved one.
There may be other reasons such as companionship, enjoying your time together, the satisfaction that you are helping others or developing new skills.
This is your chance to recognise and celebrate your achievements, while also creating awareness of the important role carers play in the community.
How to enter
Step 1: Write up to 150 words telling us why you care. These are your words – they may be funny or sad, deep or light, simple or complex, it’s up to you! Start your words with ‘’Why do I care? I care because…’’
Step 2: Take a photo of yourself or a photo with the person you care for.
We may display your photo and words to help create greater awareness in the community about carers.
Step 3: Submit your entry
Don’t forget to include your contact details and your photo attached as a JPEG file
Or post a hard copy to:
‘Why do I care?’ Writing Competition
PO Box 179 Holland Park QLD, 4121
Entries close Wednesday 15 August 2018.
The winner will be our special guest at the Carers Week Launch and Gala Lunch on Friday 12 October 2018, in Brisbane.
A presentation of all entries will be screened at regional Carers Week events throughout Queensland. An exhibition of the entries will also be shown at the People’s Gallery, Brisbane City Hall, during Carers Week.
Want further information?
‘Why do I care’ Writing Competition consent form 2018 (if you are under 18 years of age)
Or call our Advisory Service on 1800 242 636 to talk with one of our advisors.