THE federal election may be fading from memory, but young people can still have a voice and help shape our democracy.
That’s the message being trumpeted by the organisers of a new project searching for leaders from the millennial generation, those who are under 30.
The project Movement is being organised by MTV and the Museum of Democracy at Eureka (MADE) to try and give a national platform to younger voices.
Australians under 30 can nominate themselves to be the “Millennial Leader” by answering four questions and posting a 60-second video online.
A 10-person panel will then pick five finalists from 30 candidates, with a public vote selecting the ultimate winner.
The person chosen will get to meet with the Movement brains trust, which includes footballer Adam Goodes, musician Clare Bowditch and ABC managing director Mark Scott.
They will also spend two weeks at Parliament House, meeting with key people including politicians, journalists and lobbyists.
Panellist and MADE youth ambassador Nick Mackay said he hoped the process would develop a clearer idea of what millennials care about.
“I also hope that it’s going to showcase a great range of leaders that we have around the country,” he said.
MADE director Jane Smith said research showed that the under-30 group were disconnected from the political process.
She said it was importantto develop a conversation with younger people to try and get them engaged in democracy.
“It is really a space for them to tell us what they think,” Ms Smith said.
So far, no one from Ballarat is yet to enter Movement, but Ms Smith hopes that will change before the closing date of October 10.
To enter visit mtvmovement.com.au.