Writing Competition For Brisbane Teens


Schools competition seeks to inspire support for Australian Aid Brisbane schools are being invited to participate in the Campaign for Australian Aid’s school based writing competition. Since coming to power, the Australian government has cut over $11.3 billion from the Australian Aid budget. The remaining aid budget amounts to just 0.22 per cent of the national income, well below the UN target of 0.7 per cent.

A writing competition with a difference

Australian Aid has played a vital role in ensuring less fortunate communities are able to build better and fairer lives for themselves and future generations. The Campaign for Australian Aid aims to reverse these budget cuts and garner support for stronger aid policies from all sides of politics. As part of the Campaign for Australian Aid, Brisbane school students are being invited to participate in a writing competition aiming to strengthen awareness, understanding and support for Australian Aid. Students between grades 7 and 12 are invited to submit either a poem or a persuasive speech which highlights the importance of Australian Aid in creating a fairer world.

The finalists will be invited to attend an Awards Night on the 28th of October where their work will be presented to an audience and a panel of judges, including local MPs. The winning student will receive $500 as first prize, second place will be awarded $200 and third place will receive $50. If you would like to arrange interviews or photos for the Awards Night, or for more information please contact Jessica Wheelock 07 3637 4650 or email [email protected] , or visit: http://www.australianaid.org/

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