Parliament Prize competition now open

Thursday 23 May 2019

The Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy 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,” Mr McCurdy said.

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

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

“I come across a lot of students regularly through various activities in our area so I know many of them would perform brilliantly at such a task!”

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.

Interested students are encouraged to call Tim McCurdy at his office on 5721 6155 if they would like first-hand knowledge on how to create and deliver a Member’s Statement.

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

Entries close Friday 14 June 2019.


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