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Applications for Heywire now open

Heywire is a chance for regional and rural young people to have their voices heard. This annual storytelling competition, run by the ABC, showcases what it’s like to grow up in regional, rural and remote Australia. Winning Heywire is a chance for young people to have their story told on the ABC and see the impact their story can have.

The competition is made up of 40 winners who work with ABC producers and see their stories featured across ABC platforms including ABC TV, RN, local radio, Triple J and iView. They also receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra, where winners come together to discuss how life could be improved for young people in their communities.

Past winners have used Heywire to make positive change in their communities by exploring issues around agriculture, mental health, youth employment, disability and cultural identity, just to name a few.

Entries can be submitted in any format including writing, video, photos and audio. Entries are now open, and close September 16 2019.

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