Kiama Council has unveiled details of its celebration of the successful anti-amalgamation campaign of 2016 with a speech and photo competition.

KID logo on Vietnam photo

The Kiama Independence Day Speech Contest 2017 gives all secondary students who live or study in the Kiama Municipality an opportunity to improve their confidence and to develop their speech-writing and public speaking skills.

It commemorates the elegant and eloquent way our community presented the case to the state delegate for our local government area to stay independent of amalgamation in 2016.

The topic for the speeches is ‘What does independence mean to me?

The competition requires students in years 7 to 12 to submit a five-minute speech by Friday 14 July.

Eight finalists will be selected to speak on Saturday 5 August with the winning speaker awarded a 10-day trip for three people to Vietnam.


The Kiama Independence Day Photographic Competition 2017 is open to everyone aged 5+ and has the theme of ‘Why I love Kiama’.

We want you to show us the uniqueness of our area, community and individuals through your lens, and show us what you value most about our region.

The winner of each category will receive a $100 cash prize.

Entries close Friday 14 July.