Spread the word ABC Trailblazers Competition now open

  • News
  • 13 January 2023

The national ABC Trailblazer competition is on again. As a major sponsor of Trailblazers, our Department (through the RDA network) is excited to play a key role in helping to put young Australians at the centre of conversations that shape their communities.

Trailblazers is an opportunity for young innovators, aged 18 – 28, who have started social, educational and economic development projects in their regional communities, to have their work celebrated nationally and receive an incredible package of support.

The competition encourages young people to tell stories about their life outside the major cities.

Trailblazers is a fantastic opportunity for young, regional change-makers to share their stories on the ABC. Trailblazers is looking for young people who are up to great things and are passionate about making regional Australia even better!

Hon Catherine King MP, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government encourages and supports regional Australia’s young leaders to get involved.

“The Trailblazers initiative has supported countless young regional and rural Australians to tell their story and more broadly, to tell the story of regional Australia - one that is as diverse as it is important.”

“For more than two decades, ABC Heywire and the Trailblazers program has equipped 12,000 young regional and rural Australians with the skills and opportunities to empower themselves and their communities.”

“In connecting the stories told by remarkable young people who are driving change in rural and regional Australia with the nation, Trailblazers broadens the understanding of what is possible and strengthens the foundation for these future leaders to succeed.”

Please spread the news across your regional networks the 2023 ABC Trailblazers competition is now open. For more information, go to: http://www.abc.net.au/trailblazers/ or you can share our socials Facebook and LinkedIn. Applications close 1 September 2023.