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Give Respect Art Competition

26 April – 6 August 2021

About the competition

We can’t create a respectful community alone – we need your help. You can do this by getting involved in our Give Respect Art Competition. Open to all current students and staff, the Give Respect Art Competition aims to promote respectful behaviour at Monash.

You’ll need to submit an original piece of art (previous works are allowed) that relates to this year's theme. It could be visual art, photography or poetry – anything that can convince  somebody that they need to think more deeply about behaving respectfully.

This year's theme

The theme is “It’s time to give respect to ...”

  • equality
  • a faith
  • you
  • indigenous culture
  • gender diversity
  • our pronouns
  • myself
  • honesty
  • cultural differences
  • my body
  • refugees
  • your choice
  • personal space
  • consent
  • relationships
  • trust
  • disabilities
  • listening
  • people
  • your body


  • First place student: 1 x $1000 Coles/Myer gift card
  • Second place student: 1 x $500 Coles/Myer gift card
  • First place staff: 1 x huge hamper of delicious goodies
  • Special category: 1 x $300 Coles/Myer gift card for students who submit a communications-based piece (eg. poster or flyer)

How to enter

You’ll need to submit your work (or a photo of it) in a high-resolution format  (e.g. 4000 x 4000 pixels), along with a statement about your entry, the story behind it and how it relates to your chosen theme.

Make sure you submit your entry before 11.59pm, 6 August 2021.

The winning entries will be announced at the end of August, and a public exhibition of the submitted works will be held during Diversity and Inclusion Week (13–17 September 2021).

See full terms and conditions of entry.

Submit your entry

Previous winners

Contact us

To find out more about the competition, email us at

You can also visit Respectful Communities for information about our campaigns and events, workshops and training sessions, and much more.