Do you have a great idea you want to share, or a hot topic you want to dive into? Have you always wanted to make your own podcast? 

If you answered yes to those questions, we’ve got good news for you: we’re running a competition for youth to give you a chance to tell YOUR story on CPX’s Life & Faith podcast.

Life & Faith is a weekly conversation about the beauty and complexity of belief in the 21st century. Through a huge variety of topics and stories, the podcast aims to reveal the surprising ways the Christian faith interrogates and illuminates the world we live in.

Last year we ran this competition for the first time, and our winner was Shaddy Hanna, a medical student from the University of New South Wales. Listen to Shaddy's fascinating episode about the place of spiritual care in modern medicine here.

Shaddy Hanna interviewing the Rev Dr Andrew Sloane about the purpose of medicine.
Shaddy Hanna interviewing the Rev Dr Andrew Sloane about the purpose of medicine.
Shaddy Hanna in the CPX studio.
Shaddy Hanna in the CPX studio.

Keen to enter? Here are the key entry requirements:

WHO can enter?
The competition is open to all Australian residents, aged 15-21. You can enter as an individual or in pairs.

WHEN is the competition running?
The competition is open NOW and closes on Friday, 24 May at 11.45pm.

HOW do I enter?
To enter, use the entry form below. You'll need to submit a 300-word pitch of your story idea, which must include: a title, a short description of the story, potential interviewees, and why your story is important. You'll also need to submit a 60-second audio recording of a sample introduction to your story.

WHAT are you looking for?
We're looking for ideas that are original, engaging, and relevant for young people, and that fit the ethos of Life & Faith. 

WHERE should I start?
If you’re keen to enter but don’t know where to start, listen to some of our sample episodes of Life & Faith below to get a better feel for the podcast, and/or check out How to Make a Podcast (particularly Section 1: Coming up with an idea) to help you with pitching. You should also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get a good idea of what CPX does.