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Australia's biggest youth event online

Shout. Share. Live. Unite is the theme for the ninth annual National Youth Week, where thousands of events, concerts and competitions will be held to celebrate Australia’s youth between April 5 and 13, 2008.

The Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis today launched the new National Youth Week 2008 website, as preparations begin for the largest single celebration of young people on the Australian calendar.

“I encourage young Australians to log on to the new look www.youthweek.comand get involved,” Minister Ellis said.

“The eye-catching design for this year’s website was created by Emily Harris, the winner of a design competition held as part of last year’s National Youth Week celebrations.

“The website will also have information on ways for young people to join activities, win prizes, enter competitions and have a say on issues that affect them.

“As part of the Week, activities will be held for almost four million young Australians including students from 2,500 high schools, and up to 600,000 young Australians at universities and TAFE colleges.

“Young people are involved in planning, managing and, most importantly, participating in all the events and activities, including concerts, festivals and forums.

“As part of National Youth Week there will also be five National Talent Competitions for young Australians aged between 12 and 25 – WriteIT, RockIT, ShootIT, DesignIT and SnapIT.

“All young people, their families and local communities are encouraged to get involved in National Youth Week and celebrate the contribution our youth make to the community,” Minister Ellis said.

National Youth Week 2008 is a joint Australian, State, Territory and Local Government initiative.

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