Communication students named national winners
Four Newcastle communication students, who shared their stories about growing up in regional Australia, were among 30 winners of the national ABC Heywire competition for 2012.
Shanna Beeton, Stephanie Beckedahl, Richard Baines and Isabel Enks entered the competition as part of an assignment for their radio course.
The student’s entries were chosen from 700 nation-wide and their submissions dealt with topics including urbanisation and personal loss.
Shanna Beeton’s submission focused on how her dad’s serious neck injury has affected both their lives.
“As journalism students we’re so used to asking everyone else the difficult questions so to be asked about our own life was challenging,” she said.
All of the competition winners will be heading to Canberra this month to contribute to a national youth summit and meet with politicians to discuss ideas relevant to youth outside capital areas.
View the full student submissions.