Schools and individual students from the Flinders electorate are invited to participate in the Parliament of Australia’s ‘My First Speech’ Competition.
Students in years 10-12, as well as their schools, are tasked with writing a 3 minute speech about issues they are passionate about then record themselves presenting the speech on video.
Winners will be invited to Canberra to deliver their speeches live and undertake a program at Parliament House.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has urged all local students and schools to get involved and submit their speech.
“In my maiden speech seventeen years ago, I was fortunate to be able to speak in Parliament about what makes this electorate so great and what I believe in,” Minister Hunt said. “Now one of our students has the ability to do the same.”
“We live in such an amazing part of the community and I know first-hand how our local students have a plethora of causes in which they are passionate. This competition gives them a chance to show their skills and their impassioned advocacy to Parliament.”
“I urge all those interested to apply.”
Entries can be sent to [email protected] via email, along with a written transcript of the speech and completed competition forms, which can be found at https://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/09%20My%20First%20Speech/pdf/MFS%20competition%20pack.pdf.
The scanned forms can be either pdf or jpg format. Entries must be received by Friday, 19 October 2018. More information can be found at: https://www.aph.gov.au/myfirstspeech/enter