Declare Your Independence! Contest Ended

Show us a typical situation when teenagers want to “declare independence”

Start November 29, 2013 End January 13, 2014 23:59 UTC Deliberation Results February 2014
November 29, 2013
January 13, 2014 23:59 UTC
February 2014


We all go through those moments in our lives when we bluntly try  to move from adolescence to adulthood and break free from our parents for the first time. Teenagers need to experience this critical period to become independent. Sometimes it happens all of a sudden and can lead to  awkward situations, but ultimately, we all have fond memories of this period in our life and can recall fun and memorable times that  ended up in laughter.

Remember that time when you wanted to buy that super-cool Fender guitar and your friends were supporting you but then your dad interfered and said “you have to clear it with your mom”? Or the day when you wanted to wear a mini skirt as the new “school uniform” and all the girls had decided to wear one  on the same day but, just as you were ready to leave for school,  your  mom stood in your way, holding a knee-long skirt…

You know it is time to “declare independence”…

Creative Challenge

Create an appealing and humorous video or animation showing us  how teenagers break free from their parents for the first time to "declare independence".

Think about your own experience or situations that could happen to today’s teenagers. It should be dramatic, fun and maybe a bit awkward as life can be complex and it is not easy to do it for the 1st time but it has to be positive and upbeat.  Your story should be realistic so that everyone can empathize with it.


The examples are only provided to illustrate our expectations. Please do not use them in your submission or it will be rejected.

You can use movies, dramas, TV series, or simply your own true story or those from people around you. Put yourself in the shoes of those teenagers who want to break free from their parents and declare independence and think about when would be the typical moment and how they would behave.


Jury's Prize

  • #1 Prize €5,000
  • #2 Prize €3,000
  • #3 Prize €2,000


Video or animation, 30-60 seconds

Winning Criteria

We expect highly original work with a great storyline, that will appeal to  teenagers  and make them want to share it with their friends. It has to be humorous and fun, even a bit dramatic and involve a potentially awkward situation.

The winning entry will potentially be featured in Australia Post’s online advertising to entertain their teenage audience.


Guidelines for this contest

  • Your entry must be in English or in other language with English subtitles.
  • Do not show alcohol or any environment where alcohol may exist (bars, pubs, clubs…)
  • References to racial, ethical, religious, gender-related issues, gambling, nudity, swearing, politics, death, violence are prohibited.
  • You must feature the “Australia Post” logo and the tagline of “declare independence” at the end of your creation. Download here.

eYeka standard guidelines

  • Do not show any personal details in the entry (name, contact number, e-mail address, etc.).
  • Keep the source files / working files of your entry until the winners have been announced as they may be needed.
  • Your participation must comply with the rules you accepted when you joined the contest.
  • Your entry has to be your own work to be considered into the contest. If you have included protected elements (music, photographs, designs, fonts, etc.), make sure to fill in the Legal Information section when you upload. You may be asked to provide the authorizations and licenses to use such elements.
  • You must be able to provide the written authorizations from each of the authors and actors who have contributed to the entry.
  • Do not depict sexual, violent, religious, political content or any illicit content as per the rules.
  • Any entry that fails to comply with these rules will not be considered for the contest.