Positive Body Image Awards

This competition is run by the Australian Government. The Positive Body Image Awards are open to fashion, media and entertainment and advertising industry organisations and individuals, to recognise those taking steps to promote positive body image messages to young people, in line with the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct on Body Image.The 2012 winners were:

Explore the Positive Body Image Awards website and answer the following questions

  • What is the purpose of the Positive Body Image Awards?
  • Why do you think these awards were established?

Now explore the winner (you will need to purchase copies of ‘Dolly’ magazine).

  • Why would the company have been a winner in this competition?
  • Which of the principles in the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct on Body Image apply to this company?
  • How does the company promote positive body image? (For example, does it display healthy, happy and resilient young Australians?)

Write an informative article for the school bulletin, the intranet, or Youth Central about the awards. Include illustrations and links.