One lucky high school student will have the chance to tell a story about their life and represent the City of Boroondara in the ABC’s Takeover Melbourne competition.

Takeover Melbourne provides a new platform for young Melburnians to be heard and to share their experiences, challenges and passions with the rest of our city.

The winners will work with ABC producers to have their stories featured across ABC  broadcast platforms. Stories can be submitted in any format, including text, video or audio.

Who is eligible to enter? 

High school students (or those outside formal education) aged between 12-18 years who live, work or study in the City of Boroondara or a local council area within greater metropolitan Melbourne.

What should my story be about?

Entries should be a true story about you or your community. It might be a personal story about an aspect or moment of your life, a challenge you’ve had to overcome or something important that has happened in your community.

See the guide for what makes a great Takeover story

What format should my story take?

It can be submitted in any format including writing, video, photos and audio. The only limits are:

  • Audio or video: 2-4 minutes duration.
  • Text: 300-400 words.
  • Images: about 5 to make up a story.

Important dates

  • Entries close on Friday 26 June 2020.
  • Judging period runs between July-September.
  • Winners will be announced in late 2020.

How to enter

Entries can be submitted via the Takeover Melbourne website.

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