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Win a life-changing ‘Power Trip’!

At least 10 young women will win our 4th annual Leadership Competition and score an all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ to Australia’s capital. Winners will be flown out to Canberra on Sunday, 3 December 2017 and stay until Wednesday, 6 December 2017 to meet high-profile politicians and CEOs, undertake motivating leadership and  public speaking training and meet incredible new friends. From meeting Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and learning how to speak with the media, to touring Parliament House, check our 2016 Power Trip video to learn more. This year’s prize includes: 

A motivating, skill-building Leadership Day

  • A full-day of inspiring activities and training at the the nation’s top institution, Australian National University;
  • Pubic Speaking training from TEDxCanberra;
  • Meeting your very own mentor;
  • Inspiring special guest speakers and meetings with awesome activists, media personalities and more.

A once-in-a-lifetime Power Day

  • You’ll be guest of honour at our Powerful Women’s Breakfast to meet with motivating female leaders. In past years, winners have met with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann, UN Women Australia’s Executive Director Janelle Weissman and so many more amazing women.
  • A special lunch at Parliament, as well as private meetings! In past years, Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Nationals Leader Fiona Nash, Senator Jacqui Lambie and more.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Parliament House and special tickets to Question Time.

Other incredible perks include: 

  • Fun sight-seeing activities;
  • Access to 6 free online mentorship sessions through our Country to Canberra mentor initiative;
  • Flights to and from your closest airport to the ACT;
  • Paid-for accommodation, food and incidentals;
  • Access to Country to Canberra’s alumni network after the trip;
  • Winning essays and videos will be published on the Country to Canberra website, as well as by our sponsors and key partners to provide national exposure.

Runners-up will have their competition entries published on the Country to Canberra website as part of the ‘Top 40’ and promoted on social media. See our Terms and Conditions and Enter the Competition pages for more details.