The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is encouraging local students to enter the 2019 Parliament Prize competition.
“This year the Parliament Prize is asking students to submit a video of themselves presenting a Member’s Statement,” Ms Bath said.
“A Member’s Statement is an opportunity for elected members to make a brief statement in State Parliament on matters of interest and concern to them and the people of their electorate in no more than 90 seconds.
“Students wishing to enter the competition can submit a video recording of themselves, or alternatively use an animated avatar.
“This is a great project for students to undertake on their own or even complete as a class project with their teacher.
“As the Member for Eastern Victoria Region I have had the privilege of meeting many wonderful students from all over Gippsland who are passionate about issues in our local community.
“I am certain our Gippsland students could write and perform a fabulous members statement on an issue close to their communities heart.”
The competition is open to Victorian primary and secondary school students from year 5 through to 12, with age categories of years 5-6, years 7-9 and years 10-12.
Students have the opportunity to win $500 for themselves, as well as $1,000 for their school.
For more information on the competition including entry terms and conditions visit https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/457-education-zone/3730-the-parliament-prize.
Entries close Friday 14 June 2019.