By Sam Robinson, Neighbour Day Campaign Manager
One of the things we look forward to most in the Neighbour Day office each year is when we hear from you – when you send in your stories about small kindnesses, great gestures of neighbourly spirit, hilarious tales and fond remembrances of your wonderful neighbours, and grand re-telling’s of how you celebrated Neighbour Day with those in your community.
For our Tell Us Your Story Competition this year we are doing things a little differently. We are asking you to share your stories with us before Neighbour Day so we can run your stories in the lead up to Sunday 31 March to help inspire others to get involved.
Our theme for Neighbour Day this year is ‘loneliness – what neighbours can do to create connections’ and we are keen to hear your stories of how you have created neighbourly connections and how those connections have gone some way to helping end loneliness in your neighbourhood.
Entries are now open for the Tell Us Your Story competition on the Neighbour Day website. So get writing – tell us your story in 250 words or less and you will be in the running for state, territory and national prizes.
Competition winners will be announced on Friday 1 March, 2019 and each state and territory winner will be awarded a $100 prize, with the overall national winner taking home $400.
For some inspiration, why don’t you read some of the winning stories from Neighbour Day 2018 winning stories.