June 12, 2015

National ‘Just One Breath’ Competition Launched

Grand Prize of $5,000 for the most inspirational entry

The search is on for ‘Just One Breath’ heroes. Lung Foundation Australia has launched a national competition, looking for creative interpretations that will inspire Australians on the power of breath.

The competition aims to inspire Aussies to think about their lungs, and create stories that can be shared socially to promote better lung health.

Lung Foundation Australia is looking for inspirational hero stories that might take the form of a short film, an inspirational poem, a jaw-dropping photo, song lyrics, an illustration, painting, or other creative masterpiece. The brief calls upon entrants to creatively share what extraordinary things our everyday heroes do with their lung power.

Competition entries will be voted by a panel of creative industry judges, with prizes including:

  • Grand Prize of $5,000 for the most inspirational entry
  • 3 x People’s Choice prizes of $1,000 each
  • 15 x Highly Commended prizes

Just One Breath stimulates conversation in Australia on the importance of breath and breathing. We take our heart and breast health seriously. Now it’s time for us to start taking our lung health just as seriously.

Several Australian identities have lent their support, with a series of short films that capture their personalised Just One Breath tips. They include:

  • Jess Fox, Australian World Champion Slalom Canoeist
  • Casey Dellacqua, Australian professional tennis champion
  • Christine Anu, multi-Aria Award winning singer/ songwriter and actress
  • Matt Hall, Red Bull Air Race World Champion
  • Archie Roach, Australian musician, singer/songwriter and guitarist
  • And more….

All short films are available at Justonebreath.com.au, the consumer platform for the competition, and home to a variety of other resources including a simple Lung Health Checklist. Educational Kits for the competition (postcards, posters, fact sheets, stickers) are also available to download on the site, by mail, and at select creative education institutions in Australia.

Full competition terms and conditions are available at justonebreath.com.au. Entries close July 15, 2015.