30 Years of Defence Families of Australia

Defence Families of Australia represent the diversity of today’s ADF families, providing advocacy to improve their quality of life, ensuring their needs are understood and taken into account in decisions that affect them.

To celebrate 30 years of Defence Families of Australia advocating for ADF families, a competition is being held to design a lapel pin that acknowledges what it means to support a member of our ADF.

Our Defence families are proud, worried, adaptable, strong, and capable and include parents, children of all ages, partners of all ages, siblings and extended family, and ADF members themselves.   DFA are looking for a visual representation of what it means to be a Defence family.

The winning competition entry design should embody this diversity of relationships and the uniqueness of the support families provide, to create a pin that can be proudly worn by all ADF family members at any time of the year.

The competition is open to all Defence family members over the age of 12 and the design must meet the following design specifications:

All entries must include the following and satisfy the judging criteria:

  • A visual representation of what it means to be a Defence family considering: families are proud, worried, adaptable, longing, strong, sad and capable  Eg. Anzac Day = Poppy
  • A connection with ADF Families
  • Entries must represent the diversity of  today’s Defence family and not show bias to any particular demographic or relationship group
  • Each person may enter one design only
  • Designs must be original and not include imaging from online photo stock. All designs must be submitted as a JPEG image and accompanied with a short explanation of their design (100 words or less)
  • Terms and Conditions are available here
  • By submitting an entry you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of entry to the competition.
  • All entries must be submitted by email to competition@dfa.org.au

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