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Created for young Victorians; judged by young Victorians

The competition opens 9 April to 12 May 2019

Overall, Australians drink too much alcohol. More alcohol fuels more harms like violence, disease and injuries. More alcohol means more profits for alcohol companies and they spend millions encouraging people to drink, particularly young people.

VicHealth’s Top Spin is a statewide competition asking young Victorians (18 – 29 years) to call out the sneaky tactics used by the alcohol industry to influence them to drink. We know the alcohol industry are champion spin doctors who play us through their tactics – making us think alcohol is all fun and good times while knowing it causes a lot of hurt.

Top Spin enables a generation of Victorians to share what doesn’t sit right with them and by calling out the tactics they have a chance to create change plus win $1,000. Entries can be submitted by text, image or a short video.

Last year, the competition ran over a five-week period, attracted over 230 entries. In 2019, we want to empower many more young Victorians to voice their concerns and spark a broader conversation about reducing alcohol product harm in our communities.

About VicHealth

VicHealth is a champion of health for all Victorians

VicHealth works in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals to make health a central part of our daily lives. We work to keep people healthy, happy and well – preventing chronic disease and keeping people out of the medical system.

VicHealth is committed to five areas that have the greatest potential to reduce disease burden and bring about the greatest measurable health gains. These are: promoting healthy eating, encouraging regular physical activity, preventing tobacco use, preventing harm from alcohol and improving mental wellbeing.

Find out more: vichealth.vic.gov.au

About our Partners

LCI Melbourne

LCI Melbourne is an Australian higher education provider of design-based studies. It is part of the LCI Education network that comprises 23 campuses across 12 different countries around the world. LCI Melbourne’s unique Bachelor of Design Arts degree, a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised course, was developed in consultation with leading art and design professionals and educators. The structure of the degree is reviewed by design professionals and shaped by industry advice about contemporary creative practice. LCI Melbourne integrates its major study streams with submajors, professional placement and contextual studies. Programs majors are offered in the areas of Communication Design (Creative Advertising), Fashion & Costume Design, Filmmaking & Photography, Graphic & Digital Design, Interior Design and Visual Arts.