Kiama Council has unveiled details of its celebration of the successful anti-amalgamation campaign of 2016 with a speech and photo competition.
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 from years 7 to 12 to submit a five-minute speech by Friday 21 April.
Eight finalists will be selected to speak at The Pavilion on Saturday 13 May with the winning speaker awarded a trip for three 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.
Entries close Friday 21 April.