Top 15 Essays: 2015

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The Winners

We’re thrilled to announce the seven winners of Country to Canberra’s 2015 Essay Competition! The winners are:

The girls will represent their state/territory on an all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ to Canberra, where they’ll connect with high-profile CEOs and politicians, tour Parliament and build leadership skills. They’ve also won online mentorship sessions, courtesy of our partnership with Raising Hope Education Foundation. You can learn more about the girls by reading their biographies here.

We’re also delighted to announce our eight runners-up –  congratulations to the Top 15!

Read the essays

You can read the brilliant Top 15 essays below. This year’s question was:

If you were Prime Minister for a day, what would you do to help achieve gender equality? Think locally and nationally!

Within one year, Country to Canberra has more than doubled the number of  ‘Power Trips’ we can provide. A big thank you to our partners Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, the South Australian Government Office for Women, the National Rural Women’s Coalition, Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation and YWCA Canberra, for helping to make this year’s competition a huge success!

Winner 2015

Kate Jenkins, VIC

Click here to read the essay by Kate, the Victorian winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Winner 2015

Ellecha Thorp, WA

Click here to read the essay by Ellecha, the Western Australian winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Winner 2015

Caitlin Heppner, SA

Click here to read the essay by Caitlin, the South Australian winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Winner 2015

Alyssa Dolting, TAS

Click here to read the essay by Alyssa, the Tasmanian winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Winner 2015

Nooria Muradi, NT

Click here to read the essay by Nooria, the Northern Territory winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Winner 2015

Rachel Alger NSW

Click here to read the essay by Rachel, the NSW winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Winner 2015

Kelsey Price, QLD

Click here to read the essay by Kelsey, the Queensland winner of Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Breeanna Batrick, WA

Click here to read the entry by Breeanna, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Phoebe O'Halloran, VIC

Click here to read the entry by Phoebe, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Emma Crisp, SA

Click here to read the entry by Emma, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Natarlyia Mitchell, TAS

Click here to read the entry by Natarlyia, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Damita Dixon, WA

Click here to read the entry by Damita, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Maddison Curtis, NT

Click here to read the entry by Maddison, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Louise Miolin, WA

Click here to read the entry by Louise, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Runner-up 2015

Anna Hall, VIC

Click here to read the entry by Anna, a runner-up in Country to Canberra's 2015 Essay Competition.

Country to Canberra made high-level edits to some of the essays as per standard publication procedures. We received a high number of brilliant entries in 2015, making it incredibly difficult to select winners. Thank you to all the girls who entered, and stay tuned for more exciting opportunities #C2CGirlsLead