Education | June 17, 2021

2021 Parliament Prize competition now open

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is encouraging local students to enter the 2021 Parliament Prize competition.

To enter, students need to submit a video of themselves presenting a Members Statement they would make to Parliament if they were a Member of Parliament.

A Member’s Statement is an opportunity for MPs to make a brief statement in Parliament of no more than 90 seconds on matters they wish to bring to the attention of Parliament that are of interest or concern to them and the people of their electorate.

“This is a great opportunity for students to speak up about issues that they are passionate about and that are important to their local community,” Ms Kealy said.

“I regularly speak to students from our local schools so I know there are a lot of students who would perform brilliantly at such a task.”

Students wishing to enter the competition can submit a video recording of themselves or use an animated avatar.

Judges will look for entries that demonstrate a clearly articulated message, interesting insights, ideas and/or perspectives and a clear understanding of why this issue or idea matters.

The competition is open to Victorian primary and secondary school students from year 5 through to 12, with categories of years 5-6, years 7-9 and years 10-12.

Students can win $500 for themselves, as well as $1,000 for their school.

For more information on the competition, including terms and conditions visit

Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 30 July 2021.

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