Inspiring Women Poster Competition


Here's a project you can do that’s fun and creative and could be seen by thousands of people.

Do you know a girl or woman who inspires you to make a difference in your family, school, community, or the world?

Is there a female leader you think others should know about?

This competition will give you a chance to share their story to inspire others.


What you can win:

Three prizes may be awarded in each state and territory.

- Most Creative

- Best Story

- Most inspirational

All the winners and a selection of other great entrants will be shared on Facebook and Instagram.




Empowering Women and Girls to make our world a better place

The United Nations has a plan to change the world for the better and one of the key parts of this plan is to empower women and girls so that, by 2030, there is gender equality around the world. This plan is built around 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, with SDG 5 being Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls.

There are also goals around Climate Action and No Poverty. Watch this great video about the Sustainable Development Goals And learn more about SDG 5: Gender Equality here


A great way to empower women and young girls is to show them what others have done to achieve great things. Think of Jacinda Ardern, the NZ Prime Minister.  These don’t all have to be adults, either. Think of how much impact Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg had on the world before they were even old enough to finish school. Don’t know about Malala and Greta? Or Macinley Butson, a young Australian inventor? Research their lives and impacts and see if you find their stories inspiring.


How to enter:

Step 1: Think of a woman leader, activist, community worker or family member who inspires you to do your bit for our world

Step 2: Create a poster, any size, which includes the girl or woman’s name, her age, her story, and why she inspires you. You can use any medium to do this – draw her picture, paint, collage, or use your computer – whatever way you want to show what she has done or is doing.

Step 3: Photograph or scan your poster and email it, with your name, your school year level and your parent’s/carer’s name, email, and contact phone number to [email protected], subject: Inspiring Women Poster Competition by Friday July 31.     Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.

Step 4: On the International Day of the Girl on 11 October 2020 we make your poster public (we’ll give you ideas how to do this later).

Inspiring Women Poster Competition Partners

EMILY’s List Australia, Her Place Women’s Museum Australia and the UN Association of Australia have partnered to arrange the Inspiring Women Poster Competition. Each of these organisations is working hard to promote Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls.

EMILY’s List Australia works hard to encourage women and girls to enter politics. One of the major targets of SDG 5 is to bring about a world where all the major decisions made by our governments are made by equal numbers of men and women.

Her Place Women’s Museum Australia seeks to inspire women and girls by honouring the achievements of known and lesser women through exhibitions, public programs, education resources and an archive of what amazing women have done in the past. It is much easier for women and girls to feel empowered to do whatever they want to do if they can see what other women have also done. Visit their website and check out the 40 women or more they have featured to date.

The UN Association of Australia is working with schools, businesses, universities and governments to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and, particularly, SDG 5: Gender Equality.


Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoters are EMILY’s List Australia (ELA), Her Place Women’s Museum Australia (Her Place Museum) and the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA).
  2. Information on prizes and how to enter form part of these Terms and Conditions.
  3. By entering this competition, entrants accept these Terms and Conditions as stated.
  4. Entry to this competition is open to all Australian residents between the ages of 4 and 18.
  5. The competition opens on 27 May 2020 and closes 31 July 2020.
  6. Winners will be notified by email by 1 September 2020 for public announcement on Sunday 11 October 2020 – the International Day of the Girl.
  7. You warrant that content you submit is your own/original.
  8. Each entry will be judged by a panel of judges from ELA, Her Place Museum and UNAA.
  9. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. Your submission is offered without restriction and the promoters have unlimited rights to publish, use, modify and publicly display and disseminate the content for the purposes of promoting the nominated and other inspirational women in all media without limitation seeking additional approval.
  11. The promoters are the owners of any intellectual property in the Materials created by the artworks submitted to this competition.
  12. Entries must be submitted through the ELA
  13. Artwork must be presented in high quality PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, EPS or AI formats.
  14. If hand-drawn, a high-quality photo image file of the original is to be submitted and may be recreated in one of the above formats by a third party engaged by ELA, Her Place or UNAA. (A good quality photo can be taken by a mobile phone or device.)
  15. This is a competition of skill, awards are given based on the criteria outlined in the rules of the competition. Chance plays no part in determining the winner.
  16. Unless expressly stated, expenses are the responsibility of the award recipients.
  17. All award recipients agree to the use of their name and images for publicity and competition purposes without compensation.
  18. The promoters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the award except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  19. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, credit or product and no exchanges are offered.
  20. The laws of Victoria and Australia govern this competition.
  21. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders its determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the promotors may in their absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions at a later date.
  22. Entrants may be photographed or interviewed (via audio or video recording) during any prize presentations.
  23. Photographic images and/or visual footage and/or audio recordings of the submitted artwork and/or prize winners may be produced for publication in digital or print formats for the purposes of encouraging and promoting inspiration girls and women.
  24. Submitted poster artwork will remain the property of ELA, Her Place and UNAA and will not be returned (may be used for publishing purposes).
  25. Submitted poster artwork may be used on ELA, Her Place and UNAA internal web pages, ELA, Her Place and UNAA social media web pages and on ELA, Her Place and UNAA marketing materials for the purpose of promoting and encouraging other women.
  26. If artwork is submitted by someone under the age of 18, use of the child’s name in promotional materials has been expressly authorised by the adult (18 or over) submitting the artwork.
  27. ELA, Her Place and UNAA are committed to protecting privacy. Save for use of the Materials as stated in this Consent form, ELA, Her Place and UNAA Privacy Policies apply to any other use of any “Personal Information” (as that term is defined by the Privacy Act 2000 (Vic)) contained in the Materials. Personal details and content will not be provided to a 3rd party.
  • July 31, 2020 at 11:00pm – 11pm