ABC open Heywire for 16th year

Staff Writer

ABC Radio's Heywire lets young Australians speak their mind and create change.

Entries are now open for those aged 16-22 who live in rural or regional Australia.

Submissions about their community and issues that affect them can be made via text, video, audio and/or photography with winning stories presented on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, ABC TV and the ABC website.

The ABC release says:

'Winning entrants will travel to Canberra in February 2014 for the week-long Heywire Regional Youth Summit, where they will share experiences, gain leadership skills and develop ideas for change. The Summit culminates in a public forum held at Parliament House, where the winners pitch their big, bold ideas to politicians, funding bodies and policy makers.'

A winner from last year, Tiffany Davey from Konnongorring WA, said:

“I know it sounds cliché but it was life-changing – it enabled me to turn my passion for agriculture into something more and it’s the first step to actually making your ideas happen."

More details are here. Entries close September 16.

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