Tell us your story – Entry form

Three neighbours male, female, male holding a Neighbour Day sign which says Create Connections hashtag Neighbour Day all smiling.

Each year, the Neighbour Day Tell Us Your Story competition invites people to share their stories about neighbourly connections.

The key aim of Neighbour Day is to encourage people to connect with those who live nearby and to create communities where people look out for each other.

The Neighbour Day ‘Tell Us Your Story Competition invites people in communities around the country to share their stories.

The theme for Neighbour Day 2020 is Social Connection.

We look forward to reading your stories of how you have created neighbourly connections and how those connections have gone some way to helping end loneliness in your neighbourhood.

In 2020, Neighbour Day is looking to flip the loneliness discussion to get Australians to focus instead on the importance of belonging – to start people thinking about how they can put their energy into creating positive and meaningful social connections with people outside of their normal groups and relationships.

These social connections might be one-off moments or regular and lasting interactions that create one to one relationships or become the starting point for an ongoing group.

It may be a story of a small (or big!) action that made a positive difference to a neighbour or neighbours through improved social connection. It may be something you did or that your neighbours did, which created a meaningful connection. Or perhaps it was something you did together that managed to drive a dent in loneliness in your community. Or someone may have reached out to you to offer support or friendship. We’d love for you to tell us your story!

Tell Us Your Story invites you to submit a 400 word (maximum) story about your neighbours or neighbourhood.

The prize pool for Tell Us Your Story includes:

  • A $100 gift voucher for the winning entry from each state and territory
  • Plus a $300 gift voucher for the overall National winner

Competition terms and conditions are detailed here.

Fill in the form below to send us your entry.

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Please note that we may use some material from your stories in the press and on our websites and social media; however if you prefer, we will change names to de-identify your story. Please don’t forget to include your contact details when submitting your story in case you win a prize.