About Voice

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

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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

Dates and Locations:

Brisbane: 7th and 8th of October at Somerville House
Gold Coast: 14th October at All Saint’s Anglican School
Sunshine Coast: 22nd October at Trinity College
Lismore: 15th October at St Andrew’s Anglican College
Toowoomba: 21st October at Fairholme College
Townsville: 14th October TBA


Rounds will run from 10am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Students will be notified of their round time at least a week in advance but should already have been 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.

Register Here

Further Questions

If you have any questions about Voice Queensland, you can get in touch with our Voice Convenor, Emily Leggett, [email protected]