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Takeover Melbourne

14 May 2020

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Kingston Youth Services is proudly supporting Takeover Melbourne – a new initiative that creates a powerful platform for young Melbournians to be heard.

We’re calling on high school students (and those outside formal education aged 12-18) to share a story about their life and submit it to the Takeover Melbourne Competition. Entries are open now.

Competition winners will work with ABC producers to have their story featured on ABC TV, radio or online. Entries close 27 June 2020.

Entries must be a true story about an aspect of the author’s life. Stories can be in any format: text, video or audio. The recommended length is 400 words. See our Top 10 Story Tips and our FAQ for more inspiration.

There are free resources, mapped to the Australian Curriculum, which are available for teachers to run the Takeover Competition as a unit of work. There are also resources for students to complete the unit independently from home, and create a story for the Takeover Competition

To ensure the safety of participants, we’ve made some changes to the Takeover Melbourne program as a response to COVID-19. For more information please get in touch.

For more information, click here.

Entries close 27 June 2020. To enter, click here.