Prizes on offer for National Youth Week

IT'S time for young Queenslanders to get creative for a chance to win prizes in an online competition during this year's National Youth Week celebrations.

Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the competition asked young people to submit a creative piece of work, including images, video clips or artwork, which incorporated the 2013 Youth Week theme - Be Active, Be Happy, Be You. 

"The Facebook competition is for young people between the age of 13 and 25 and is all about capturing their thoughts and views in a creative way," Ms Davis said.

"This online competition is open to all young people across this great state and we hope to see many creative entries that celebrate this year's theme."

>> Find the competition on Facebook

>> Find Youth Week events 

The State Government has committed $70,000 to support Youth Week events and activities across Queensland through the Police and Citizens Youth Welfare Association (PCYC), which will run from April 5 to 14.

Queensland's National Youth Week Young Member Cosmin Ghebosu encouraged young people to get involved and participate in local events.

"I will be getting out to schools and youth organisations in the lead-up to Youth Week to talk about its importance and how people can participate," Mr Ghebosu said.

"There are just so many ways to celebrate the week, whether you attend one of your local events, submit an entry to the competition or raise an issue on the Youth Week Queensland Facebook page."

Ms Davis said the competition would be launched at the start of Youth Week on April 5 and three winners would be awarded every week for six weeks.

Winners will receive a $50 iTunes voucher and entries will be accepted until 5pm, Friday, May 17.



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