Are you an emerging content maker with disability? Do you have a story that needs to be told?

The ABC is partnering with International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) to recognise the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

A series of factual stories and content will be commissioned by the ABC to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms for IDPwD on December 3.

We are particularly interested in hearing from First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse content creators.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, you must live in Australia, be over 18, have lived experience of disability and be available to work on your content between August and December 2024.

What to pitch?

We want you to pitch a non-fiction, original story idea.

It could be your lived experience, an issue affecting your community, a stereotype you want to dispel  or an attitude you want to challenge.

You will be paid for your work.

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 audio package
  • Digital article: An 800-word feature article
  • Social media: An Instagram, TikTok or Facebook story, reel or a photo essay, for example

How to apply

Fill in the form below by midnight Sunday, July 8, telling us about your idea, what format you’d like to use and your previous content-making experience.

If you’re successful, you will work with an ABC producer for a period between August and December 2024 to produce the story.

If you have any difficulties filling out the following form, or any questions about the application process, please email us at [email protected]

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