Open Family Longest Night of the Year

Open Family Australia is an innovative not-for-profit organisation working to improve the well being and self worth of alienated and excluded street children by reaching them on their terms and their environment. Open Family’s major fundraising campaign is focused on the longest night of the year (June 21), in the middle of Australia’s winter. In 2007 this campaign used a range of print and outdoor advertisements demonstrating the stark realities faced by disadvantaged children.

Many young drug users get their first hit at home.

Longest Night First Hit poster

Not every kids who gets fat on junk food gets fat.

Longest Night Junk Food poster

What does a child do when the monster is in the bed, not under it?

Longest Night Monster poster

Before a child can have dreams, she needs a safe place to sleep.

Longest Night Dreams poster


The Longest Night Appeal was created at Grey Worldwide Melbourne by executive creative director Ant Shannon, copywriter Brendon Guthrie, art director Tim Holmes, and photographer Stuart Crossett.