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The public has been invited to take part in a competition by submitting ideas that will make the Public Service smarter, better and broader.
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The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) said The Pitch Competitionis also open to suggestions that highlight innovation and leadership within public administration.
It said entries could relate to Federal, State or Local Government and would be assessed against criteria including originality, innovation and the capacity of the idea to help Government improve people’s lives.
President of IPAA ACT, Andrew Metcalfe said The Pitch Competition was a wonderful opportunity for people to highlight ideas that they were passionate about or felt would help make the Public Service smarter, better and broader.
“Whilst providing an opportunity for people of all ages to enter, the competition also includes a stream for young professionals aged 18-36, allowing ideas and innovation to develop across all ages and all levels of experience,” Mr Metcalfe said.
He said three finalists in the CPA Australia Young Professionals Pitch Competition would present their ideas to an audience of peers at the Young Professionals’ Breakfast during the IPAA 2013 National Conference.
In addition to raising their profile, the winner of The Pitch Competitionwill take home a $500 cheque from the competition sponsor, CPA Australia, and a year’s membership to IPAA.
All finalists will receive free registration to the IPAA 2013 National Conference in Canberra in November. The closing date for entries is 11 October
For more information on The Pitch or to enter go to http://www.ipaa2013.org.au/get-involved/the-pitch
The IPAA 2013 National Conference will be held at the National Convention Centre, Canberra on 20-21 November 2013. Early bird registrations are now open: www.ipaa2013.org.au/registration
Edition 377, 3 September 2013