Trailblazers – an exciting program from the ABC for young changemakers in regional Australia



Today we are helping to spread the word about a program the ABC is launching  in 2017 in partnership with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

They want to know if you are doing  something great? 

Are you a young person doing cool things in regional Australia? They want you 

At Art4Agriculture we have who team of people doing great things and we love supporting initiatives that will help them and other #youthinag flourish

Want to know more  – see all their info below. We think this is an awesome opportunity please share our blog or use the suggested Twitter or Facebook links below

What is Trailblazers?

Trailblazers is an exciting new initiative from ABC Heywire. Trailblazers is an opportunity for people who are implementing positive change in regional Australia, to have their work celebrated nationally.

Trailblazers receive an amazing package of support, including having their story told on the ABC, and a trip to the Trailblazer Lab in Canberra next February. The Lab is a five-day intensive experience, to empower young leaders, share their stories and build their leadership capacity. Applications are open now and close July 24.

Who are we looking for?

  • People aged 18-28
  • Individuals or groups of up to three
  • Those working on a project that strengthens regional communities

Find out everything you need to know here 

How can you help to spread the word?

  • Do you know someone who’s up to something great? Encourage them to apply! This is one of the most important and powerful way that you can help and it’s also one of the
  • Post about the call out on social media! Below are some suggested posts, suitable for Facebook, Twitter or A range of images are available for download here.
  • Follow Heywire on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts and videos; ABC News will be posting a series of videos on their Facebook featuring participants of our pilot
  • Mention Trailblazers in your newsletter or mail
  • Heywire is proud to represent the diversity of young Australians. Indigenous young people or people from a culturally diverse background, are especially encouraged to

Twitter or Facebook post suggestions 

Social Media Post 1

Up to something great? Trailblazers is an exciting new program for young change makers in regional Australia.

Social Media Post 2

Know a young person doing cool things? They could be eligible for an incredible package of support from the ABC.

Social Media Post 3

ABC Heywire is looking for young, regional innovators to take part in their exciting new Trailblazers program.


Social Media Post 4

Advocates, event organisers, leaders and change makers from regional oz: apply for the ABCs new Trailblazer program.

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