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Youth in Moore encouraged to nominate for Heywire

For more information, contact Shane Love (Member for Moore ).

Local MP Shane Love MLA is encouraging young people aged 16-22 in Moore with a knack for storytelling to enter the 20th annual Heywire competition.

Each year, regional ABC stations select a winning Heywire competition entry to represent their part of Australia, with winners afforded the opportunity to work alongside ABC staff to produce their story to be featured on ABC radio.

Mr Love said the Heywire competition enabled young people from across regional Australia to have their voices heard and to make a difference within their communities.

“For two decades the Heywire competition has enabled country kids to share their observations about the world and to provide a direct insight into their lives in regional Australia through storytelling,” Mr Love said.

“Participants can tell their stories in the form of text, video, photography or an audio presentation to raise awareness of issues, challenges and opportunities facing young people in their communities.”

Previous winners from the region include Adrian Barrett from Perenjori, Ben Davies from Coorow, Travis Fluck from Miling and Christiana Paterson from Mullewa.

The Nationals WA spokesperson for youth Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said competition winners had the opportunity to attend the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra and promote their change initiatives which aim to make regional Australia a better place.

Grants of up to $10,000 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal are available to community organisations to help make these ideas a reality.

More information visit: http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/