Entries are now open for the Change Makers’ Prize, a competition to inspire rangatahi across New Zealand to voice their opinion on an issue that affects them, their community, or all of Aotearoa.
This is a new competition offered by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and Parliamentary Service (the agencies that support Parliament). It aims to get young people thinking and talking about issues they’re passionate about, enhancing their understanding of Parliament and the change they can create now, and in the future, as engaged citizens.
The competition asks students to imagine they are giving a speech to Parliament and to submit a short video of that speech in which they express their opinion on their chosen issue and the action they think Parliament could take to address it.
Entries will be accepted in any language can be made as individuals or groups, with prizes awarded for each category. Winners in each category will be rewarded with a fully-funded individual or class trip to Wellington to enjoy a behind the scenes, parliamentary experience in person!
Attached you’ll find the full details of the competition and conditions of entry. You can enter individually or in groups. Entry forms and terms and conditions are below and available in English and Te Reo Maori
Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 7 May.