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Are you an aspiring storyteller with disability?

For International Day of People with Disability, the ABC is looking to commission a series of factual stories to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms.

Who: To be eligible, you must live in Australia, be over 18, have a disability and be available to work on your content between September and November 2021.

What: We want you to pitch a non-fiction, original story idea. It could be  your lived experience, an issue you see affecting your community, a stereotype you want to dispel or a celebration of life  as a person with disability.

You will be paid for your work.

How:  Fill in the form below by midnight Monday, August 9, telling us about your idea, how you will produce it and your previous content-making experience.

What are we looking for?  When you pitch your story idea, you will need to select a format that best suits what you want to do. The ABC is looking for story ideas that fit the following formats:

Video: 2 – 3 minute short-form video.

Audio: 2 – 3 minute package.

Written article: an 800-word feature article.

Social Media: Instagram or Facebook stories, or a photo essay, for example.

If you’re successful, you will work with an ABC producer between September and November 2021 to produce the story.

If you are unable to fill out the form for any reason, please email [email protected] with your idea.

Find out how you can get involved this year on the IDPwD website.