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 prior to the first round of Voice. Speech topics will be released at the workshop, but if you are absolutely unable to attend they will be emailed to you later that evening.

Regional rounds will be held from the 21st to the 28th of October.

Metropolitan rounds will be held from the 30th of October to the 10th of November.

You will be notified of your round date two weeks prior to your allocated round.


The 2018 Handbook is available HERE! This will provide you with useful information on judging, topics and logistics of the competition.

Additionally, the national Judging Guidelines can be found here.

If you have any further questions about Voice, please contact the Operations Director, Ben Hamblin, at ben.hamblin@unyouth.org.au


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