The Nationals Member for Shepparton District, Kim O’Keeffe is encouraging local students to enter the annual 2023 Parliament Prize competition.
“Entries are now open for students in Years 5 – 12 for this year’s Parliamentary Prize. This year, students are being asked what they would say to Parliament if they were an MP,” said Ms O’Keeffe.
“To enter, students need to record a video of themselves delivering a Member’s Statement that they would make to Parliament.
“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,” explained Ms O’Keeffe.
“Students entering the competition can record themselves or can use an animated avatar if they prefer.
“I often meet with many brilliant students who are passionate about matters in our local community. This is a great project for students to undertake on their own, or to complete as a class project with their teacher.
“It provides students with a voice about their own communities and encourages them to think about the issues that are important to them, their families, and friends.
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.
Students have the chance to win $500 for themselves, and $1,000 for their school.
To enter, or for more information on the competition including entry terms and conditions visit vicparl.news/parlprize
Entries close 5pm, Friday 16 June 2023