| June 04, 2024

Local students encouraged to enter The Parliamentary Prize competition

Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is encouraging local students to enter the annual 2024 Parliament Prize competition.

Ms Kealy said entries were now open for this year’s Parliamentary Prize, with students in Years 5 – 12 being asked what they would say to Parliament if they were an MP.

“To enter, students need to record a video of themselves delivering a Member’s Statement that they would make to Parliament,” Ms Kealy said.

“A Member’s Statement is an opportunity for elected members to make a brief statement of up to 90-seconds in State Parliament on matters of interest or concern to them and those living in their electorate.

“I welcome any schools wanting to get involved to reach out to my office - I would be more than happy to assist.”

The Parliamentary Prize competition is open to all Victorian primary and secondary school students, with age categories of years 5-6, years 7-9 and years 10-12.

A prize of $500 and a commemorative trophy will be awarded to the first-placed entry in each category.

There will also be prizes of $250 to the second-placed entries and $125 to the third-placed entries in each age group.

An award of $1,000 will be made to each first-placed student's school, which will ideally be used to promote civics and citizenship and law-related education within these schools, at the schools’ discretion.

For more information on the competition including entry terms and conditions visit https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/teach-and-learn/parliament-prize/

Entries close 5pm, Friday 14 June 2024.

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