Don't let gambling take over - story telling competition
During April, Council held a story telling competition for young people to mark Gambling Awareness Week (14-20 May).
The competition was run in conjunction with Hume City Council, North East Primary Care Partnership and the Multicultural Gamblers Help Service as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.
The organisations called for young people to submit stories on the topic "Don't let gambling take over".
Entries were open to young people who live, work or study in the cities of Yarra, Hume, Darebin, Whittlesea, Moreland, Banyule, Melbourne or Nillumbik.
Winners were announced at a ceremony at the Fitzroy Town Hall in early May 2012.
Below is a list of the five finalists, including links to their stories.
First place – ‘Turtle’ by Emma Stapleton
Second place - ‘Residue’ by Marissa Dacey
Third place – ‘I stare at the floor’ by Clara Borg
Fourth place – ‘Money in my dreams’ by Nirvana Bhandary
Fifth place – ‘King of the house’ by Abra Pressler
More information about gambling is available at the Responsible Gambling Awareness Week website.
If you or someone you know needs support or help with a gambling problem, contact Gamblers Help Line on 1800 858 858 or visit the Victorian Government's Problem Gambling website.
You can also contact Yarra Youth Services for support on 9426 1455.
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