The Parliament Prize
My statement to Parliament
Submit a video of a 90-second statement you would make to Parliament if you were an MP.
Tell us about the issues you care about affecting your community.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2021 Parliament Prize.
We'look forward to announcing the
results of this year's competition at
10:30am on Wednesday 13 October
Tune in to Parliament's Facebook Page, or this website,
for a special vido presentation.
This year, more than 630 students across Victoria told us what you would say to Parliament if you were an MP. Together, you spoke for a grand total of 950 minutes about the issues that are important to you.
Across the entire field of entries you addressed more than 250 different issues. Examples include: reducing the voting age, teaching Auslan at school, more rubbish bins, more street lights, creating community gardens, fire stick farming, care for adults with disabilities, tax fraud and saving the Plains-Wanderer.
Congratulations to the winners and finalists in each category. Our judges thought you spoke with real passion and conviction, and they were very impressed with the insights you shared.
To find out more about the results of this year's competition, check out this special message from some of our judges.
Parliament Prize 2021 results
Grades 5 and 6
- 1st place: Joman Mesleh
Mt Hira College
‘Racism in Victoria’
- 2nd place: Ivana Sobot
Wembley Primary School
'Eco-frindly local parks’
- 3rd place: Ruby Weatherhead
Fyans Park Primary School
Years 7 to 9
- 1st place: Flynn Megahan
Brighton Secondary College 'Supporting small communities'
- 2nd place: Felicity Wei
Presbyterian Ladies' College
'Environmentally friendly buildings'
- 3rd place: Athena Rose Marana
Lilydale Heights College
Years 10 to 12
- 1st place: Lily Ivey
Girton Grammar School
'Eating disorder education'
- 2nd place: Christopher O'Connell
- 3rd place: Mackenzie Dornom
'Sexist uniforms in women's sport'
The Alicia Katz Award
The Alicia Katz Award is named in honour of the first woman to stand in an election for the Victorian Parliament. The award recognises a school that has demonstrated a strong commitment to a diverse range of issues. This year the award is presented to Hoppers Crossing Secondary College.
The following students have been recognised by the judges for their creative and technical achievements.
- Camille Sutton Heath, Clara Kerr and Charlotte Hayes
Coburg North Primary School
- Jimi Kloot
Orchard Grove Primary School
- Sethumlee (Punara) Alwis Samarakoon
Berwick Secondary College
- Samantha Konecny
Berwick Secondary College
- Jasmir Imran
Elevation Secondary College
- Kiana Jackson
Catholic Regional College North Keilor
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Parliament Prize. We hope to see you back in 2022!
- Created: Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:26
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:18