Top 15 Essays: 2014
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of Country to Canberra’s essay competition for 2014! Congratulations to Libby O’Brien, Hannah Worsley and Vesna Clark who took out the competition and won a power trip to Canberra.
Read the Essays
The top 15 essays are published below. Click on the links to read the young women’s perspectives on gender equality. The essays tell diverse stories from a cross-section of rural Australian communities, discussing issues such as:
- Sexism at school,
- Females entering male-dominated industries,
- Country sport, and
- The media’s impact on self-confidence.
*Please note, the essays contain the opinions of the authors only. Country to Canberra does not endorse the views of these essays. Rather, this is a platform for young women to express their thoughts and observations.
Country to Canberra made high-level edits to some of the essays as per standard publication procedures. This included fixing spelling and grammar errors.
We received a high number of fantastic entries in our inaugural year, making it incredibly difficult to select winners. Thank you to all the girls who entered in 2014, and stay tuned for more exciting opportunities #GirlsLead