The Victorian Parliaments newsletter, Springboard, has some great news for Victorian high school students.
The Parliament Prize is now open for submissions from Victorian students in years 7-9 and 10-12. The Prize is judged in both groups, and the winner from each can win $500.
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 winning student’s school, which should ideally be used to promote civics and citizenship and law-related education within those schools, at the schools’ discretion.
To qualify for the Prize, students are asked to answer the question: What event or person has had a major influence on the Victorian Parliament over its 162 year history?
You can choose almost any format for your answer. It can be in the form of an essay up to 800 words, a video or other multimedia format up to three minutes, or it can be a poster, or an app.
Entries must be submitted online at www.parliament.vic.gov.au/education/the-parliament-prize-2018 by Friday 20 July.
You can also find out more details at that site.
If you have any questions regarding the prize, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.