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.

Important Information


Brisbane: 7th and 8th of October
Gold Coast: 14th October
Sunshine Coast: 22nd October
Lismore: 15th October
Toowoomba: 21st October
Townsville: 14th October

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 Voice Convenor, Emily Leggett, [email protected]