About Voice


This is an exciting opportunity for students in Years 7 to 10 to broaden their
knowledge of national and international affairs, and to develop their presentation and public speaking skills in a unique forum.
The competition is a fantastic opportunity to improve research and communication skills, and to meet and form friendships with other students from across WA. It’s a chance like no other for you to engage with, and find your role in, the world around you.

Voice gives you the chance to make your voice heard on key issues that are
shaping the future of your society. Through the presentation of a prepared
speech and answering impromptu questions, you will explore topics of global
and personal significance as you persuade, entertain, and inspire your audience.

You’ll choose an issue that’s important to you from provided topics, and develop a creative and viable solution. We encourage innovation, sustainability, and originality of solutions.

You’ll be invited to attend a public speaking workshop run by leaders in speaking and advocacy, and work alongside UN Youth facilitators to refine the content and presentation of your speech and to develop persuasive speaking skills.

The highest performing participants will be invited to compete at the 2018 Voice National Finals, an exciting and educational opportunity!


The public speaking workshop will be held on the evening of Wednesday 18th October.

Metropolitan rounds will be held on:

  • Wednesday 25th October 5:30-7:30pm (St Mary’s College)
  • Saturday 28th October 1:30-3:30pm (Shenton College)
  • Saturday 28th October 4-6pm (Shenton College)
  • Friday 3rd November 5.30-7.30pm (Aquinas College)
  • Sunday 5th November 1:30-3:30pm (Presbyterian Ladies College)
  • Sunday 5th November 4pm-6pm (Presbyterian Ladies College)

Regional rounds will be held on:

  • Friday 20th October: Bunbury
  • Friday 20th October: Margaret River
  • Monday 23rd October: Geraldton
  • Monday 30th October: Kalgoorlie
  • Wednesday 8th November: Albany

Registration for the 2017 competition is now closed, however keep an eye out for more opportunities coming your way!


View the 2017 Handbook for information on the structure of the competition, example topics and some top tips here.

Additionally, the national Judging Guidelines can be found here.

If you have any further questions about Voice, please contact the convenor, Phoebe Metcalf, at [email protected]