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ABC Heywire

Heywire is a place for young Australians to share stories, ideas and opinions.

Jonathan Atkins

on 3 June 2016

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Transcript of ABC Heywire

Heywire is an annual competition for young people from regional Australia.
The competition is open NOW!
Heywire winners
written about...
Create change
Be heard in mainstream media through ABC
Raise awareness about an issue
Score a free trip to Canberra
Tell it like it is!
Your story can be told
in any form of media:
Text - 400 words
Audio or Video - 3 mins
Photography - 10 photos
Do you live outside the capital cities, and have a
to tell?

Heywire is an annual competition for young people from regional Australia.
So what happens at the
Heywire Regional Youth
If you win Heywire
in your region.
You get YOUR
story on the ABC.
For more info:
Mental Health
Family & friends
Overcoming adversity
City Vs Country
Leaving home

is your chance to...
And win an all-expenses paid trip
to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit,
staying at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
and kick started exciting career paths .
Meet ABC staff including triple j presenters
And online
and online
Why would anyone like my story?

Because it's honest and real.
It tells the rest of Australia what it's like
to live in your unique part of the country.
Write down as many responses this question as you can:

1) What issues are you passionate about?

(i.e. what is important to you?)

It's not just a talk fest!
Ideas generated at Heywire have influenced the Government...

Alexandra Neill has been appointed as artistic co-director at the National Young Writers Festival.
Heywire winner Amy Rhodes: spruiking regional Australia at the Y20
Alpha Capaque accepts award from the Minister for Young Territorians
Your ideas can make life better for young people in regional Australia through the $100,000 Heywire FRRR Innovation Grants....
2) What's a challenge YOU'VE had to overcome?

Which topic could be a great Heywire entry?
Write down as many responses this question as you can:

2) What is a challenge you have overcome?

Discuss with the person next to you which item on your list could make an interesting, important or funny story.

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