Top 15 Essays: 2015
We’re thrilled to announce the seven winners of Country to Canberra’s 2015 Essay Competition! The winners are:
- Alyssa Dolting, Tasmania
- Kate Jenkins, Victoria
- Ellecha Thorp, Western Australia
- Nooria Muradi, Northern Territory
- Kelsey Price, Queensland
- Caitlin Heppner, South Australia
- Rachel Alger, New South Wales
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!
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