2019 Junior Lord Mayor Competition
Take a bow, students of Victoria. From a record number of — and high calibre — entries, we're proud to announce seven finalists.
The next stage includes face-to-face interviews at Melbourne Town Hall on 21 August before a panel of judges to pick the overall winner — the 2019 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Congratulations to the finalists:
- Scarlett Sadler, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ocean Grove
- Sienna Rowe, Serpell Primary School, Tempelstowe
- Sophie Peters, Montmorency South Primary School
- Rachel Arnold, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew
- Daniel Papadopoulos, Boroondara Park Primary School
- Zara Wilson, Mentone Girls' Secondary College
- Jacqui O'Donnell, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew
- Lord Mayor Sally Capp
- National netball champion and The Block 2018 contestant Bianca Chatfield
- Channel Nine TV newsreader Peter Hitchener
- Radio 3AW presenter Denis Walter
- 13cabs head of client services Simon Purssey
- Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker
Now in its seventh year thanks to partner 13cabs, the competition — for students aged 10 to 13 years — aims to raise awareness about Melbourne, instil civic pride and highlight Melbourne's journey since being founded in 1835.
Be great and celebrate
Get your free cupcake!
10.30am, Melbourne Day
Friday, 30 August
- Raise the Melbourne flag with city councillors and the 2019 Junior Lord Mayor
- Celebrate Melbourne's 184th birthday
- Celebrate indigenous history and culture
- Free Ferguson Plarre cupcakes
- Free Melbourne Day showbags
- Meet our "first settlers" — and Gilbert, Melbourne's first cat
- Victoria Police Pipe band
- Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) with Wesley College Jazz Ensemble
- And more!
Toot for Melbourne Day
Honk if you see our chairman Campbell Walker's 4WD "Melbourne Day-mobile".
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