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This competition has closed and our winners have now been announced!

We’ll run the competition again in 2018. Stay tuned.


Young, rural & dream big? Country to Canberra’s 2017 Leadership Competition is bigger than ever before! 

At least 10 young women will win a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ prize to Canberra to meet inspiring politicians and CEOs, attend exclusive events, tour Parliament, receive an leadership and public speaking training & so much more.

Winners also score online mentorship sessions and access to our alumni network, & the Top 40 will be published to showcase their talents on a national scale. Learn more about the prize here.


How to enter? 

Just submit a 2-minute video or a 400-words addressing the following question:

From primary school to Prime Minister, how can we create strong pathways to power for women?

Entries must be emailed to submit@countrytocanberra.com.au using this Template by 11.00 pm AEST 8 September 2017. Video entries should be no larger than 100 MB and recorded in landscape. Download the Template here.

Key dates:

The competition opens on 25 July 2017 and closes at 11.00 pm AEST 8 September 2017.

Who can enter? 

To win the Power Trip prize, entrants must be:

  1. Female students who are attending school in grades 10, 11 or 12 in 2017.
  2. Be 15 years of age by 2 December 2017.
  3. Attend a school that is located at least 50 kilometres away from a town with a population 80,000 persons or more.
    1. For example, if you attend school in Alice Springs, NT (population 28,000) you’re eligible to enter. If you attend school 30 kilometres out of Newcastle, NSW (population 300,000) then you are ineligible to enter.


Terms and Conditions 

Carefully read the 2017 Leadership Competition Terms and Conditions here.

For any other questions, contact our team – we’re here to help!

A life-changing prize

From meeting top Minister and leaders, to undertaking training, to meeting lifelong new friends, the 2017 Power Trip prize a once-in-a-lifetime. For more details, check out the Prize webpage here.

Selection Process

We ensure our competition is as fair as possible! Check out the marking criteria and selection process here. This includes our marking rubric, which we encourage entrants to use to guide their submission.

Download the competition flyer here: 2017 Leadership Competition Poster