TEDxYouth: Unfiltered Thoughts

Ever had a thought bubble pop into your head and wondered if others felt the same? Or better yet, have a deep desire to share it with the world?

WhyNot’s Unfiltered Thoughts series is your chance to do just that!

Similar to TEDx, WhyNot’s Unfiltered Thoughts series is all about providing a platform for ideas that are worth spreading and we too want to spark conversation and connect young people.

Our Unfiltered Thoughts series are not fully fledged submissions. Nor should they be modified, processed, or refined. They are, quite literally, bubbles of thought (100 – 200 words) in their most natural state (from your brain to the screen). Some might say they are akin to Twitter – except we want to pay you for them! That’s right! Every published Unfiltered Thought will receive $50.

You can submit your Unfiltered Thoughts through written text, an image, a video, or even an audio recording using the below form.

Heard something at TEDxPerth that sparked a thought bubble?

We’ve watched a TEDx talk or two so we know that there will be an abundance of inspiring content for you to unfilter about including disability inclusion, youth mental health and cultural blind spots, getting creative with lego or just ensuring it becomes a habit or helping solve for climate change!

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