What is the Competition?

Share your personal story or journey, and tell us what makes you proud to be part of your family or community.  Australia’s cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are.

How to Enter

Anyone can enter!  Click on the link below to send us a picture, short video, original song, poem or written story.  Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes, and audio files no longer than 3 minutes.  Written entries should be a maximum of 250 words.  Photo collages must include a brief description or caption.

Competition Dates

Competition opens: 3pm AEDT on Thursday 21 February 2013
Competition closes: 11:59pm AEDT on Friday 29 March 2013
Winners will be drawn at 12noon AEDT on Friday 5 April 2013
Check out the Terms and Conditions here.


There are two fantastic prize packs up for grabs in the Harmony Stories competition:

First prize: A Canon EOS 110D SLR Camera Twin Lens Kit complete with memory card, tripod and case plus SBS’ A Day in the Life photographic book, all valued at up to $975.

Second prize: An Apple iPad 4 with Retina Display 32GB WiFi + Cellular plus SBS’ A Day in the Life photographic book, all valued at up to $842.

What is Harmony Day?

Managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Harmony Day is a celebration of Australia’s diversity and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Since its launch in 1999, there have been 50 000 Harmony Day events at schools, childcare centres, community groups, churches, businesses, and federal, state, and local government agencies.

This year’s Harmony Day theme is Many Stories—One Australia. Each of our 22 million citizens has a unique story to tell, and this is what makes up the chapters of the bigger Australian story we share today. Everyone is invited to share their story.

For more information about Harmony Day, visit www.harmony.gov.au.

The Harmony Day competition is now closed, thanks to everyone who entered! We would like to congratulate our Major Prize, winner Luke Kelly from QLD and our Runner Up Prize winner, Yibby Campbell from NSW.