The Parliament Prize

Parliament Prize


The Parliament of Victoria is giving you the chance to express your views about parliament as the people’s house.

Enter the Victorian Parliament’s essay competition for your chance to win $500 as well as $1000 for your school

Write up to 1,000 words on the following topic and you could become the first ever Parliament Prize winner!


If parliament is the people’s house, 
what makes it relevant to generation next?


Parliament Prize winners

The Parliament Prize essay competition awards were presented at Parliament House on 11 October. First prize was awarded to Kiara van Hout from Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School; second prize to Oscar Levi from Whitefriars College; and third prize to Michael Pearce from Melbourne High School. The awards were presented by the competition judges: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Telmo Languiller; President of the Legislative Council Bruce Atkinson; and Member of the Legislative Council for Eastern Victoria, Melina Bath.

The topic – If parliament is the people’s house, what makes it relevant to generation next – was ably addressed by the competition winners. Their essays can be viewed below.

The Parliament of Victoria congratulates all three prize winners, and acknowledges the commendable efforts of all entrants in the competition.


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