• How would you describe your family in just one picture? #FamilyRulesNITV (NITV)Source: NITV
From twinning to smiles, or picking up a sista when she's down; NITV's Instagram challenge #FamilyRulesNITV has found ordinary families with extraordianary stories.
Laura Morelli

19 Jan 2017 - 1:47 PM  UPDATED 20 Jan 2017 - 1:19 PM

In light of NITV's newest real life TV series 'Family Rules', a program that celebrates family, culture, Indigenous heritage, we decided to kick off an Instagram competition for people to upload a picture and caption commenting on why their family rules in order to win... and some of the entries blew us away. 

Family Rules is the epitome of capturing the moment in a real, raw and true form. These everyday people who uploaded their pictures and also stories - sharing their private lives with us, and giving us an insight into their daily duties proved that family is where your heart is at. 


Families that inspire:



Families that match:



Families that smile:



Families that help a brother out (...or sis):



Families that have fun:



Families that celebrate:



You can watch all six episodes of Family Rules online at SBS On Demand  right here!

The competition winners are listed below:

Natasha, Vic

Daniella, NSW

Melissa, Vic

Carmen, WA

Zoe, WA

Laiken, Vic

Michael, NSW

Jessica, NSW

Cath, Vic

Briony, NSW

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