Voice Victoria 2014

By · 10 August, 2014 · News

The Voice public speaking competition is about to kick off for the first time ever in Victoria for students in years 7 -10.

The Voice public speaking competition is unique. Not only does it present speakers with an opportunity to voice their opinions on what matters most to them, but it also enables them to formulate innovative solutions, lobby for their consideration and defend their validity. All in all, a most exciting opportunity to develop your public speaking and negotiating skills and build an increased knowledge of current affairs.

Students present a 3-5 minute speech on a contemporary global issue they selected from a range of categories, outlining a solution to a world problem in this area. Students may present new solutions to long-standing problems, or to largely untouched issues. Competitors then answer two questions from the judging panel, lasting for approximately one minute each, on the solution they presented to the audience. This program encourages junior secondary school students to research and present on issues relevant to their own learning, and of international significance.

After the success of the pilot programs in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales in 2013, the Voice Competition for 2014 will hold national finals in Sydney in early 2015, bringing together students from all states and territories who place at their local finals round.

Our Voice 2014 competition is set to kick off soon, watch this space for more information! In the interim, if you have any questions feel free to contact the Victorian Voice convener, Jessica Herne, at jessica.herne@unyouth.org.au.

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