Relationships Australia NT will hold a drawing competition to celebrate National Families Week from today, Thursday 15 to Friday 30 May.
Local Territory kids need to
draw a picture of their family to go in the running to win one of three family
photography vouchers with InFocus Photography, NT Thunder game passes, a
Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge Family Tour pass and more.
Relationships Australia NT CEO Marie Morrison said the theme for this
year’s Families Week is “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities”.
“The competition is a wonderful way to celebrate family and build
acceptance, tolerance and respect for how families are now composed and
function,” Ms Morrison said.
“We’ve held the competition for several years now and seen the diversity
of family structure and culture reflected in local children’s drawings.
“Almost 30% of the Territory’s population is Aboriginal or Islander. In
terms of ethnic backgrounds there are more than 100 different migrant groups.
Many different family structures are represented including single parent
families, step-families, same sex couples with children and extended
families. Children are often raised by grandparents
and many parents are not necessarily married. All of this diversity is
reflected and celebrated in the children’s drawings.”
“We help and provide assistance to families
in various ways including strengthening relationships, mediation, counselling
and support for people going through difficult times,” Ms Morrison said.
“We also offer specialist services for
migrant families and work with a team of Aboriginal liaison officers in remote
communities, with offices
in Alice Springs, Katherine and Darwin, and services in Tennant Creek and the
The Relationships Australia NT
Families Week Drawing Competition runs until 30 May with the winner announced
on Friday 6 June.
Entries are available from
Relationships Australia NT Offices and Palmerston, Karama, Casuarina and
Relationships Australia NT
thanks its competition partners InFocus Photography, Nitmiluk Gorge Tours,
Crocosaurus Cove, NT Thunder, Territory Wildlife Park, Jumping Crocs, The
Darwin Waterfront, Hog’s Breath Café, Leighton Contractors and McDonalds.
For more information and the full list of
prizes please visit www.nt.relationships.org.au/ or follow ‘Relationships Australia
Northern Territory’ on Facebook.