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 innovation 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.

This is an incredible chance for younger students to present their creative solutions to global problems in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Registrations are open for 2018! Apply Here, and keep an eye on this website and the UN Youth Queensland Facebook page to stay up to date.

Important Information


Dates and Locations:

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

The following is subject to change.

Brisbane Round 1 and 2 – October 13th

Brisbane Round 3 and 4 – October 14th

Gold Coast Round – October 20th

Townsville Round – October 20th

Lismore Round – October 21st

Sunshine Coast Round – October 27th

Cairns Round – October 27th

Toowoomba Round – October 28th

Semi-Finals Round – November 4th

Grand Finals – November 11th


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:


This will cover all activities, food and venue costs. If you still have concerns, there are sponsorship options available for eligible students to ensure this opportunity is accessible for everyone!

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 Juliette Cross, at juliette.cross@unyouth.org.au