Positive Choices Storytelling Competition Stories

2018 Positive Choices Storytelling Competition
What was the competition all about?

We asked Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 12-14 year olds to tell us a story about an aspect of their life where they made a positive choice. This could include:

Check out some of the entries!


Runners Up

Highly Commended Entries

Amy (13 years), QLD

Bree (13 years), QLD

Jackson (12 years), SA

Jayden (14 years), NSW

Jayla (12 years), NSW

Jontay (13 years), QLD

Lauren (12 years), VIC

Luke (13 years), NSW

Phillipa (13 years), NSW

Our competition winners, Emily, Jacob and Clair, were announced by Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM.

Minister Wyatt said, "Their stories are heartfelt and engaging and I congratulate Emily, Jacob and Clair for having the courage and taking the time to share them. The competition unearthed many moving and uplifting stories about role models, positive turning points in young people’s lives, overcoming drug or alcohol use and resisting peer pressure."

"The entries received show the intrinsic value of connection to country, community and culture in helping our children to make positive choices throughout their lives."

Congratulations to all our entrants!


The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP with Jacob and his brothers. Photo: Grant Turner.

Links to news articles:

Mirage News
UNSW Newsroom
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Positive Choices artwork by Jenna Lee (Larrakia artist, Gilimbaa).