Parliament Prize awarded to Victorian students

Parliament Prize 2017Six Victorian students have won awards in The Parliament Prize for 2017, presented at Parliament House. 

The winners were announced by Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson and Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks, who presented the awards at a ceremony held at Parliament House attended by the students, their families, teachers and a number of MPs.

Years 7-9 prizes

  • First prize: Adam Galletti (St Monica’s College Epping)
  • Second prize: Andre Coker (Home schooled)
  • Third prize: Emily Liang (Lavalla Catholic College)


Years 10-12 prizes

  • First prize: Zahra Ali (The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School)
  • Second prize: Cameron Warasta (Melbourne Grammar School)
  • Third prize: Felix Geake-Ransome (Haileybury College).


It is the second year for the Victorian Parliament’s competition and this year students were asked to respond to the question: ‘The cloud is the limit: how can technology be used to engage people in our democracy?’

In the years 7-9 category, Adam Galletti’s video provided an entertaining and insightful assessment of the digital platforms parliament can use to connect with young people.

For the years 10-12 prize, Zahra Ali imagined the ‘DemoCritic’ app that could bring a new level of connectivity between parliament and the people it represents.

Parliamentarians Melina Bath MP and Chris Couzens MP, who served on the judging panel with the Presiding Officers, took part in the awards presentation, along with fellow judge Tony Kuc from the Victorian Parliament’s education advisory panel.

The winning entries are available from The Parliament Prize webpage.

Parliament Prize Winners 2017


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