About Voice

How would you solve the problems of today’s world? In UN Youth’s Voice, choose an issue that matters to you, and tell us how you’d change the world.

Welcome to the Voice SA!

Voice is more than a public speaking competition. We ask participants from years 7-10 to propose solutions to pressing global issues that matter to them, and answer questions to defend the feasibility of their solution.

Topics will be released to participants two weeks before the competition. Students in year 7 – 8 (junior division) will have four minutes to present their solution, and students in year 9 – 10 (senior division) will have five minutes. All students will be asked two questions by the judges about their solution, and will have two minutes to answer them.

We’ll see you there!

Voice SA poster

Why compete in Voice?

  • Develop skills in public speaking and research!
  • Hone your ability to think on your feet, assisting you in leadership positions or debating competition in the future.
  • Build an increased knowledge about areas pertinent to you as students.
  • A chance to meet like minded and engaged young people.

How Voice works

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): 2 minutes
Senior Division (Year 9 and 10): 2 minutes

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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact info@unyouth.org.au

Key Details

When: 9:00am – 3:30pm, 4th November 2021 for Juniors (Years 7-8), 5th November for Seniors (Years 9-10)

Where: Majoribanks, Nexus 10, University of Adelaide

Who: Students in Years 7-10

Cost: $10 per student (see registration form for details)

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