Anzac speech competition opens
Calling all Matamata senior school students – Gallipoli is looming.
Waikato, King Country and Bay of Plenty senior secondary school students have the chance to travel to Gallipoli for Anzac Day commemorations by entering The National Bank RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition.
Registrations for the competition opened on January 31 for New Zealand year 12 and 13 students.
Entrants will initially compete in regional competitions. A national final will be held at the National War Memorial in Wellington on March 30 this year.
Waikato, King Country and Bay of Plenty regional semi-finals will be held at Matamata Memorial RSA on February 25.
As well as the trip to Gallipoli for the 2011 Anzac Day commemorations, the national winner will also be awarded a $1000 travel fund, a trophy, a laptop computer and digital camera.
The eight regional winners will receive $1000 prize money in a National Bank account, $1000 for their school and a place in the national final.
Full competition details are at www. rsa. org. nz/ speech competition