IWD 2020

Storytelling workshop and competition


“Good stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint crammed with bar graphs never can.”
– Joe Lazauskas and Shane Snow, The Storytelling Edge

About the workshop

International Women’s Day is about celebrating the achievements of women, and forging the way forward to a more equal future.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the tools for highly effective storytelling. You can choose from one of the four topics below and either write a 300-400 word essay or shoot and edit a 2-3 minute video with your phone. You will have 4 weeks after the workshop to finalise your entry.

To help you prepare, we’ve compiled information about International Women’s Day, and why it’s important, not only for Australia but around the globe. You can also find a timeline of the major milestones and achievements here.

Further instructions, including how to submit your entries, will be provided to the workshop participants.


The judges will select two prize winners – one essay and one video. Both winners will be published on BroadAgenda, and receive $250AUD.