Let’s play cards

Circular Head locals Kurtis Maher and Hunter Grant with Premier Will Hodgman ahead of the launch of Cards About Humanity, a new card game celebrating leadership in all its forms.

Creative. Local minds and faces are behind a new deck of cards sure to be a conversation starter.

‘Cards About Humanity’ was devised and coordinated by a team of three participants in this year’s statewide Emerging Community Leaders program, funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund.

They were Dudley Billing, local youth worker at Rural Health, and Jo Fearman of Launceston and Clarissa Adriel of Hobart, who are set to graduate from this year’s program at Parliament House in December.

Tasmanian leaders from all walks of life and backgrounds have thrown their support behind the game that challenges people’s ideas on leadership and encourages participants to explore their own personal qualities.

The game is aimed at leadership and community groups from ages 12 upwards and features leaders from a variety of backgrounds including previous Tasmanians of the Year, Order of Australia recipients and youth council representatives.

“We wanted to demonstrate that leaders come in all shapes and sizes and dare people to consider what kind of leader they want to be,” says Dudley.

“CHYL (Circular Head Youth Leaders) helped with the early development and consultation for the game, so it made sense to include some youth representation to accurately depict the full scope of leaders in Tasmania.”

Among those featured on the cards are Circular Head locals Kurtis Maher and Tayla Dixon. Others from across the state include artist Ben Winwood, conservationist Jane Hutchinson, and Tegan Pearce, acting chief executive officer of the Youth Network of Tasmania.

The game involves leadership questions to be answered by players, also answered in writing by the leader who is featured on the card.

The cards will be launched this week as packs are distributed to contributing community groups across the state. They will also be available as a PDF printout via the Cards About Humanity Facebook page.

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