Applications for the 2021 YMCA Youth Press Gallery program are closed.

Youth Press Gallery is a program for young people, aged 16-25, who are interested in gaining experience and skills in political journalism, videography, photography and social media. Participants will serve as the Press Gallery for YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament by writing articles about the program and the issues being debated for a variety of publications.

Youth Press Gallery is a great opportunity to write about issues you’re passionate about and be the voice of young Victorians. In the lead up to Youth Parliament, the Youth Press Gallery will partake in a series of workshops with professional journalists, equipping participants with industry skills to produce stories for major publications.

Articles by Youth Press Gallery participants have been published in the ABC, SBS and Crikey, as well as local papers such as the Macedon Ranges Leader and Bendigo Weekly.

In 2021, Youth Press Gallery will integrate further with the Youth Parliament program by participating in two residential camps, taking place during a training weekend in August and the week of Youth Parliament in September. The key dates for the 2021 program are outlined in the application pack.

To apply for the 2021 Youth Press Gallery program, complete the application form and return to

Applications closed on 5pm, Sunday 4 July, 2021.

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If you would like more information, please register your interest via the form on this page.
Please note, there is no cost attributed to participating in this program other than bus fares to the campsite.

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