Local Member Mia Davies MLA is encouraging young people aged between 16 and 22 years living in the Wheatbelt to enter the latest round of the ABC’s Heywire competition.
She said the competition was an important platform for young people giving them an opportunity to share the challenges and opportunities they experience living and working in a regional or remote part of the State.
“Heywire is an opportunity for regional youth to express their thoughts and opinions about issues that matter to them,” she said.
“It puts a spotlight on the thoughts and opinions of our young people by bringing them to a national forum.
“If you are selected to tell your story you then get to work with the ABC to professionally produce your story.
“It’s a fantastic learning experience and if you have an issue you’d like to raise, highlight or build momentum for then this is one avenue to explore.”
The Heywire competition has been running since 1998 and aims to give a voice to young people and the issues that impact them.
Each year, every ABC regional station selects a winning Heywire Competition entry to represent their part of Australia.
The winner gets to work with ABC staff to professionally produce their story either through audio, text, photo or video. The story is then featured on ABC Radio or the ABC website.
“Our youth are our future and it’s important to make space for their opinions and concerns,” Ms Davies said.
Previous winners from the region include Kassidy Fuller (Bullfinch) Ebony Thompson (Karlgarin), Tiffany Davey (Konnongorring) and Kurt Richards (Dowerin).
For entry forms and more information visit https://www.abc.net.au/heywire/.