Young people in the Chifley electorate have the opportunity to have their say on issues that matter to them, their peers and community.
The Chifley Youth Competition is open to all students who received an award for community spirit or leadership from their school in 2010.
New Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic has established a new competition designed to give young people a chance to tell him about their priorities and major issues.
“I really appreciate the views and opinions of our future community leaders: the young people of Chifley”
“Young leaders in the community are already achieving great things especially in their local area.
“Having visited local schools and seeing the great achievements of these individuals I have established the Chifley Youth Award to further encourage students to continue to take leadership on issues they are passionate about.
“Entrants are to provide a statement of ideas on an issue in their area or a topic they are most passionate about and what they think can be done about it on a local level.
I’m also delighted that we have a panel of distinguished judges to help assess the entries” Mr Husic said.
The entries will be judged by a panel of leaders of the community including Mr Eric Sidoti, Director, Whitlam Institute (UWS), Natalie Chiappazzo, Manager of Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA) and Richard Errington, CEO Rooty Hill RSL.
The first prize is a 16GB iPad with wifi and the second prize is a $200 education voucher.
The competition has been extended and closes 20 February, 2011. For more information on the Chifley Youth Competition download a form here: 20 Feb Chifley Youth Competition 2010