Applications are now open for Takeover Melbourne 2021.

High school students across Melbourne can submit a story about their life for a chance to work with ABC producers to have their story featured on ABC TV, radio or online.

The competition creates a powerful platform for young Melburnians to be heard.

One of 32 winners last year is Jemima from Hawthorn East. She shared her story on learning to manage a stutter and becoming a public speaker. Read Jemima's winning story.

How to apply

High school students are invited to enter their story by Friday June 25 2021 at ABC Takeover

Takeover Melbourne is an initiative from the ABC in partnership with VicHealth, Resilient Melbourne and the Centre for Multicultural Youth.

To find out more. visit Boroondara Youth