Heywire puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities. The 2022 ABC Heywire Competition opens Wednesday 15 December 2021.

The annual Heywire cycle begins with a storytelling competition – open to people aged 16-22, living in regional or rural Australia.

Heywire encourages young people to tell stories about their life outside the major cities in text, photo, video or audio format.

Over the past 23 years more than 11,500 young Australians have taken part in this annual regional youth project.

The 2022 ABC Heywire Competition wants to hear from young people with a commitment to making regional Australia even better!

Learn more, go to: https://www.abc.net.au/heywire/