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Students encouraged to compete for Parliament Prize

By Campaspe News

IF YOU have an interest in the workings of the parliamentary system, or just love politics, consider entering the Parliament Prize.

State Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the prize was an annual competition that provided students with a chance to experience the parliamentary process and raise awareness on a matter that was important to them.

“This year the Parliament Prize is asking students to submit a video of themselves presenting a Member’s Statement,” he said.

A Member’s Statement is an opportunity for elected members to make a brief statement in Parliament on matters of interest and concern to them and the people of their electorate – in no more than 90 seconds.

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

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

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

Students can win $500 for themselves, as well as $1000 for their school.

For more information on the competition including entry terms and conditions visit parliament.vic.gov.au/457-education-zone/3730-the-parliament-prize