Your chance to share story with Australia

1 September, 2015

Senator Richard Colbeck is encouraging young Tasmanians to share their stories about life in rural and regional communities as part of the ABC's Heywire competition.

The competition is a chance to share your story with other young people around Australia and win a trip to Canberra to attend the Heywire Summit- it is open to students aged 16 to 22 who live outside major cities.

"This is a great way to celebrate people from rural and regional areas around Australia and I encourage young Tasmanians to record their story and submit it as part of this competition," Senator Colbeck said.

"There are lots of passionate, innovative and motivated young people in Tasmania - they are the future of our state and will benefit immensely from the opportunities presented by this competition, including networking with other bright and talented young people from around Australia.

"In previous years we've seen winning stories cover a range of topics such as mental health issues, choosing a career, managing drought and the role sport plays in rural daily life.

"I have been particularly moved by the stories of past winners from Tasmania and I am eager to see what comes out of the competition this year.

The Government proudly supports Heywire and is contributing more than $140,000 to this initiative in 2015-16.

Entries are open until September 16. For more information on Heywire visit

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