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Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to children aged 5 to 12 years who create a poster. But here’s a bit more detail:

  • You must be a legal resident of Australia or New Zealand
  • You must obtain a parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate

There’s a lot more detail about your eligibility in the competition rules


What can I win?

There will be five (5) Regional Winners. One (1) Regional Winner from each of the regions below will receive a prize consisting of a $1,500 cheque plus a Home Network Security (RRP$399) and a 24 month Maximum Security product (RRP$259)

  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
  • Queensland and North Territory
  • Victoria and Tasmania
  • Western Australia and South Australia
  • New Zealand

There will be one (1) Ultimate Winner who will receive a cheque for an additional $1,500.

One  (1) School Winner.  A prize of $1500 will be awarded to the school where the Ultimate Winner is studying (to be awarded in the form of a cheque to the school)

The total prize value of all seven (7 ) prizes awarded to winners is $13,790.


What should my poster be about?


“We are connecting to the internet in more ways than ever, so what would you do to make the internet a safer place?”

The internet’s been around for a while and we can’t imagine life without it.  So many good things have happened because of it: easy access to information, social networks, apps, YouTube videos, gaming, shopping, streaming music, raising awareness for great causes, and more.

But like anything else, it’s not perfect.  There are trolls and hackers, ads we don’t care about, spam and fake news, and a lot less privacy.  And now more than ever, it seems it’s harder to tell who you can trust and what’s actually true online.

Don’t get us wrong.  We all love the internet.  But there’s room for it to get better.  So, if you could change one thing about the internet, what would it be?  And how would you do it?

While you could possibly win one of our great prizes, we may also choose some of the most helpful and creative entries to include in a place online for the world to see.

How to get started

  1. Visit the “What’s Your Story?” site: whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com.au  to learn more about the competition
  2. Read through the competition rules to make sure you’re eligible.
  3. Think about how you can integrate your submission into your existing personal or class work.
  4. Listen to what’s being said in the media, among your friends, and by experts about how people use the Internet. How much of this is the truth?  Are these discussions helping or hurting the cause of making the Internet a great place for everyone?
  5. Talk to your friends about the issues they see in using the Internet, social networks and technology devices.
  6. Plan out the poster and make sure you address this year’s theme. Posters will be judged on creativity, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  7. Decide on your promotion plan. Making your poster is only part of the competition. Getting the word out about it is another. Views and ratings matter in this competition.  It’s not enough to make a great poster.  It’s important to be an advocate for your message too.


Your poster entry must be:

You must register and upload your poster to this website in order to compete. Your poster must be:

  • submitted in one of the following formats: .jpeg or .gif
  • a maximum of 5 MB in size.

Once you have uploaded your poster, you can also post it to us:

  • It must be A4 sized
  • It must be sent to: The “What´s Your Story?” Poster Competition, Attn: Ashley Millar, Trend Micro Australia Pty Ltd, Level 15, 1 Highway, North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia

And we can’t stress it enough; please read the official rules for a lot more details. Good luck!


I am a teacher, can I upload multiple entries to the site?

Yes, you can upload a maximum of 30 entries per class.


I am a parent, can I upload multiple entries to the site?

Yes, you can upload a maximum of 3 entries.


What do I do after I upload my poster?

Get the word out to your friends and family! Winning this competition includes getting people to view and rate your poster, as well as the input of the judging panel. So don’t waste time – the sooner the better!


How will the posters be judged?

Winning posters will be selected based on a combination of ratings and number of views, as well as scores assigned by an objective, independent panel of judges scoring on:

  • Creativity: style, message delivery, Execution (50%)
  • Appropriateness: on topic (25%)
  • Effectiveness: clarity of message, persuasiveness (25%)


When does the competition end?

You must submit your poster by 11:59:59 PM AEST November 1st  , 2017.

People can view, comment and rate your video or poster entry until 11:59:59 PM AEST on November 8th, 2017.


How will I know if I’m a finalist or if I’ve won anything?

You will be contacted sometime on our around November 16th 2017 if you’re a finalist or winner.


Who needs to register on the competition site?

Anyone can view posters during the competition, but if you want to enter the competition, rate or comment on someone else’s poster, you need to register on the site.


Who do I contact for help?

Have a question not answered here, or a comment about the website or competition? Contact us.