ABC Heywire Competition

The 2015 ABC Heywire competition was launched in July 2015, open for people aged 16–22 living in regional Australia, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.

The Heywire competition is another investment the Australian Government is making to give regional communities the opportunity to be heard.

The Department supports Heywire through sponsorship.

Stories for the competition can be created in any form of media: text, video, photography or audio. 40 winning entries will be selected and featured on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, ABC TV and

Winners also receive a trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra in February 2016 where participants develop their outstanding ideas and proposals that will create change in their local communities.

Further information is available at