2016 YOUTH PARLIAMENT COMPETITION WINNERS

The winner of the 2016 Youth Parliament competition was Karan Kalsi, from Lynfield College.  Karan was the Youth Member of Parliament representing Hon David Cunliffe and submitted an essay.  Karan’s prize is valued at $2,500.

The first runner-up was Stefan McClean from Victoria University of Wellington.  Stefan was the Youth Member of Parliament representing Brett Hudson and submitted a video presentation.  Stefan’s prize is valued at $2,000.

The second runner-up was Leah Bell from Otorohanga College.  Leah was the Youth Member of Parliament representing Barbara Kuriger and submitted a speech in video format.  Leah’s prize is valued at $2,000.

2016 YOUTH PARLIAMENT COMPETITION

An opportunity to win $2,500 towards your future study!

$2,500 for the 1st prize;  $2,000 each for 2 runners-up

Enter the competition for 2016 Youth Parliamentarians (Youth Members of Parliament and Members of the Youth Press Gallery) by Friday 5 August 2016.

 The topic is “Why should young people become engaged in civic affairs and politics?”

The competition is in 3 parts so entries can be one of the following:

 Essay - No specific limit but printed single-sided, please.  Optional whether it includes graphics as illustrations.

Speech (to be videotaped) - No limitations.  To be in a publicly available format, ie to be viewed in RealPlayer, QuickTime or Windows Media Player.

Video presentation - No limitations.  To be in a publicly available format, ie to be viewed in RealPlayer, QuickTime or Windows Media Player.

The Judging Panel:  The Judges will be looking at

  • how well you answered the question;
  • originality of ideas;
  • the use of language;
  • understanding your audience;
  • the structure  and flow of your presentation;
  • the presentation of your entry;

as appropriate for the medium you are using.  The Judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

You retain the copyright of your entry, but a condition of entry is that you permit the Trust the right to use your submission to support its role as a charitable educational trust.  The Trust expects the prize money to be used to further the winners’ educational studies.

Once the competition closes and the winner is selected the entries or links to entries will be posted on this website.  A presentation to the winners will be made at Parliament House by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt Hon David Carter MP, in November.

All entries are to be to be emailed to nzbpt@xtra.co.nz or mailed (as hard copy and/or copied onto a memory stick or CD) to   

Executive Assistant
New Zealand Business & Parliament Trust
Private Bag 18041
Parliament Buildings
WELLINGTON 6160,

by 5.00 pm on Friday 5 August 2016.

Entries will be acknowledged by email within a week.  Contact us by email at nzbpt@xtra.co.nz or phone: 04 472 5365 if you haven't heard from us within this time-frame.  Winners will be notified by email and details posted to this web site on Wednesday 12 October 2016.