Youth encouraged to go Heywire for regional Australia
July 30, 2018
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price believes young regional voices are an important part of the Durack electorate and they deserve to be heard.
“They can be role models for their contemporaries and shine a spotlight on life in the regions,” she said.
One way they can do this is to take part in Heywire; the annual competition for young people from regional Australia to share a story about themselves and the community they live in, with the aim of improving the lives of regional youth.
“If you are aged between 16 and 22 with a great story to tell and live in the Durack electorate, I strongly encourage you to enter the Heywire competition,” she said.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our young adults, and in my time as Federal Member for Durack I’m excited to say eight young people from the electorate have been Heywire winners, with one going on to be an ABC producer, reporter and radio presenter for ABC Kimberley.”
The competition gives 40 annual winners the chance to take an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, to develop ideas to make regional Australia a better place for young people.
They also work with ABC producers to have their story featured on the ABC.
“This is a fabulous initiative for our young people and a great way for them to network with other young adults from all across regional Australia to share ideas and discuss similar issues,” Ms Price said.
To enter the Heywire competition go to: http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/competition/
Entries close 16 September 2018.