YOUNG people are encouraged to voice their views at the Youth Out Loud public speaking contest.
City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the council-sponsored challenge provided a platform for youth to talk about issues affecting them and their community.
“Listening to young people in our community is important,” he said.
“It’s great to see this event going from strength to strength, providing young people with a forum to share their opinions about current issues and be heard.”
The City of Swan formed the youth leadership group Youth Power at the end of last year.
Cr Adam Kovalevs, the first overall winner of the competition in 2009 and 2010, said Youth Out Loud gave young people opportunities to develop confidence and leadership skills.
The theme for 2016 is Reality Check’ and nominations close on July 29.
The August challenge is open to people aged 12 to 25, who live, work, attend school or belong to a club in the City of Swan.
For details visit swan. wa.gov.au/youthoutloud.