Apr 8, 2009

Think Climate Change and win great prizes!

Think Climate Change and win great prizes!

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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

April 8 2009

Federal Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese is encouraging local school kids to enter a new national competition to tell Australia what they think about climate change.

The Think Climate Think Change competition will encourage both primary and secondary students to use their creative talents to answer the question: ‘What does Climate Change mean to me?’

Entries will be judged in three age categories across grades three to nine. Students will be able to submit entries in a wide range of forms including short stories, poems, songs or artwork. Prizes include:

1st Place

  • Trip for two (winner and parent/guardian) to Canberra including return airfares, 2 nights accommodation, the awards ceremony, a personalised tour of Parliament House, and 2 tickets to Questacon – the national science and technology centre
  • Nintendo Wii Console, sports kit and Wii Fit pack
  • $1000 Dymocks voucher for the winner’s school

2nd Place

  • 16GB Apple iPod touch

3rd Place

  • 8GB Apple iPod Nano

Highly commended (3 per category)

  • $50 Dymocks book voucher

Competition winners will be flown to Canberra in August with a parent or guardian to share their ideas with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Climate Change Minister Penny Wong as part of a special awards ceremony.

“Kids in this area are very well informed when it comes to the issue of climate change so I hope they get creative and enter,” said Mr Albanese.

The Think Climate Think Change competition will open on Tuesday 28 April 2009 and close on Wednesday 24 June 2009.

More details about the competition, including terms and conditions and the official entry form, will be available on the Department of Climate Change website at www.climatechange.gov.au from 28 April.