About Voice

UN Youth Voice is the flagship public speaking event for students in Years 7-10, now running at a national level.

Unlike any other public speaking competition, UN Youth Voice asks contestants to present their innovative solutions to some of the world’s most prominent and pressing issues. The competition encourages initiative and sustainability, rewarding substance in speeches as well as speaking manner and structure. 

Students are invited to select the issue about which they are most passionate from four provided topics. The aim is to suggest tangible and achievable solutions to the complications surrounding their given topic. This is presented through a prepared speech, with a judges’ “Question Time” component.

More information about the competition format, judging criteria and speech topics can be found in the tabs above.

Registrations have not yet opened for 2018. Please keep an eye on this website and the UN Youth Queensland Facebook page to stay up do date.


Important Information


Dates and Locations:

Locations: Rounds will be held in Lismore, Toowoomba, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast


Rounds will run for about 4 hours. Students will be notified of their round time at least a week in advance but should already be given the opportunity to request a round time.

Who Can Attend:

Students in Years 7-10

Registration Price:


Students should wear their school uniform on the day. Further details such as room allocation and country designation will be emailed to students closer to the date of the event.

Further Questions

If you have any questions about Voice Queensland, you can get in touch with our convenor Lachlan Sands, at [email protected]