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NT Voice

About

Voice is a unique public speaking competition for students in Year 7-10, running throughout Term 4. Voice invites you to solve issues that affect your community, nation and the world. From homelessness to climate change we want to hear you pitch your big ideas.

How Voice Works in the NT

Speech Format
The competition is split into two parts — the Pitch and Question Time.

  1. The Pitch: This is where participants outline a solution to a given world problem. Students may present new solutions to long-standing problems, or new solutions to largely untouched issues. In this section adjudicators will be judging based on participants’ ability to provide tangible solutions rather than just identifying their chosen issue in the abstract.
  2. Question Time: Here participants answer two questions, lasting for approximately one minute each, on the solution they presented in The Pitch by the judging panel.

Speaking Time
Junior Division (Year 7 and 8): 4 minutes
Senior Division (Year 9 and 10): 5 minutes

Question Time
Junior Division (Year 7 and 8): 1 minute preparation, 2 minutes speaking time
Senior Division (Year 9 and 10):1 minute preparation, 2 minutes speaking time

Topics

Junior

How can we improve access to healthcare globally?

What can Australia do to help reduce the effects of Climate Change globally?

What can Australia do to improve its education system?

How can we prevent discrimination against minority groups

Senior

How can we balance national security with the individual right to privacy?

What can we do to close the 12-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians?

How should the international community deal with countries that violate their citizens rights?

How can we improve access to food in the developing world?

Event Details

Dates:

Final Round: 24th November 2019

Location:

Charles Darwin University

Times:

Junior: 9:00am – 11:00am

Senior: 11:30am – 12:30pm

For more Info Contact our Convenors

Georgia Koch: georgia.koch@unyouth.org.au

Jason MacDonald: jason.macdonald@unyouth.org.au

 

 

 

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