Every year, Lunar New Year is celebrated by millions across the globe, and is the largest multicultural celebration in Australia. It marks the turn of the Lunar calendar in China, Vietnam and Korea, the date of which is dictated by the moon.
Each year is marked by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac and 2018 marks the year of the dog. Dogs are known for being honest, loyal and true friends.
The Lunar New Year period is an occasion for families to gather, sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red decorations. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes!
To celebrate Lunar New Year, SBS Radio is giving away a $500 voucher to either Petbarn or Westfield for the entrant with the best pooch pic.
To enter: show off your dog!
Celebrate the Year of the Dog by sharing and uploading a photo of your dog - or it could even be someone else's dog.
Entries can include a picture of your pet, a drawing of a dog, a photo of yourself dressed up as a dog or anything creative including a dog.
The picture judged to be the most creative will be the winner.
Scroll down to submit your entry or visit the following program pages to enter in your language. Simply fill out the form and submit your best doggy pic:
The SBS Radio Lunar New Year 2018 competition opens on Thursday 1st February and ends on Monday 5th March.
Major Prize Winner(s) will be notified by email and/or phone on 13/03/2018.
Come and share Lunar New Year with the SBS Radio broadcasters as they attend events across Sydney and Melbourne. Get a free picture at our photo booth; hear interesting features of the SBS Radio App; meet a calligrapher at select events and don’t miss SBS PopAsia’s very own K-pop star Kevin Kim in action, all happening at the events below:
Saturday 10 February, Hurstville Lunar New Year
Friday 16 February, City of Sydney Chinese New Year (SBS PopAsia’ Kevin Kim performance)
Thursday 22 February, City of Sydney Chinese New Year, Chinatown
Saturday 24 February, TET 2018 Vietnamese New Year Festival, Fairfield
Saturday 3 March, Lunar New Year Grand Celebration Day 2018, Eastwood
Sunday 11 February, Springvale Chinese New Year
Sunday 18 February, Chinese New Year Festival, Chinatown