Young people aged 16–22 from around the country submitted their experiences of life in the regions in words, pictures, audio and video to enter the competition.
Brittany tells the story of a country girl joining the male-dominated world of the Lismore Speedway, complete with video and audio to put you in the picture.
Winners will travel to Canberra in February 2012 for the Heywire Regional Youth Summit at the Australian Institute of Sport. The new Heywirers participate in leadership and community-building activities, and network with members of parliament, government and community leaders. They also work on policy proposals around the issues raised in their entries: from agriculture to mental health to the importance of sport in small communities.
You can check out Brittany’s entry on the Heywire website at http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/stories/2011/12/3387028.htm.