POLICE have launched a creative competition to help stop alcohol-fuelled violence on the Gold Coast.
District Superintendent Craig Hanlon said the competition is aimed at young men to help change their behaviour and raise awareness of alcohol-fuelled violence.
It comes after it was revealed male university students and male trade workers aged between 22 and 26 were more likely to be involved in alcohol-fueled violence than anyone else.
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A review of assault offences in and around licensed premises on the Gold Coast identified the two male groups as being a high risk in both offender and victim categories.
Entrants are asked to submit original multimedia content that captures a strong message to help reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents in the city.
The competition is open to Gold Coast District tertiary and trade students along with Gold Coast District year 11/12 (and equivalent) students.
The winning entry will feature on Queensland Police’s social media channels and myPolice sites, and will be used in future crime prevention presentations.
There are also some wicked prizes to be won, including a Da Vinci Pro 3D Printer, Oppo R11 Plus mobile phone, a 128GB Apple iPad and Beats by Dre Headphones.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said the Queensland Police Service and the Palaszczuk Government was committed to stopping alcohol-fuelled violence.
“It has no place in our society,” Mr Ryan said. “We want to remind everyone that alcohol inhibits your ability to make rational decisions, decisions that you could live to regret.”
For competition terms and conditions and further information, click here.