The competition, Young Voice of Forde is being hosted by Bert van Manen MP and encourages year 11 & 12 students to write an essay about their long term aspirations for the local community.
All finalists will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgment.
The top five entrants will receive a $200 bank account with Bendigo Bank.
The winner will also receive a return trip for two with Virgin Australia (the student and a parent or legal guardian) to Canberra on 29 October 2012, with one night’s accommodation and breakfast at the Hotel Kurrajong.
The winner will enjoy a personal tour of Parliament House, VIP passes to Question Time and will have their essay delivered by Mr Bert van Manen MP in the House of Representatives Chamber.