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Know a young rural woman or non-binary person with amazing potential? They need to hear about Country to Canberra and their annual Power Trip.

Founded with the purpose of giving rural students in years 10, 11 and 12 the chance to explore Canberra’s halls of power, Country to Canberra’s annual leadership competition will award a young woman or non-binary person with an all-expenses-paid trip to Canberra to rub shoulders with Canberra’s politicians and CEOs, undertake leadership training, advocate on key issues, tour Parliament and more.

In addition to this, students will also participate in C2C On Screen, after the success of its inaugural program in 2020 due to COVID restrictions.

C2C On Screen will give winners the chance to access two days of online workshops and networking prior to their trip to Canberra.

“From Tanya Plibersek and Larissa Waters, to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, past winners have met with top leaders and gained leadership skills that have helped them go on to make a difference in their local communities,” says Country to Canberra CEO Han Worsley.

“As we continue to emerge from everything that 2020 brought us, we want entrants to reflect on how they can challenge the status quo to drive positive change in their local communities.”

“We want to hear young people’s views on how they work through challenges, and make their voices heard for the good of themselves and those around them.”

Applying for the Power Trip takes the form of a 2-3 minute video or 400-600 words with their answer to: Courage to Challenge: What is the role of rural women in driving change in their communities?

2019 winner of the Powr Trip Siena Bordignon from New South Wales encourages others to give it a go.

“The Country to Canberra Power Trip was the first time I felt truly appreciated and valued by those around me. It was a life-changing experience that I wish every country kid could have for themselves. If the thought has crossed your mind about applying, take that extra step and go for it!”

See to apply and for more information. Entries close 12 pm Friday 23rd July 2021 AEST.

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