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About Voice

VOICE RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR AS WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION!

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 State Finals, with the top speakers then competing in the Voice National Final in early 2022.

DATES

The public speaking workshop will be held on the 28th of August at the Peppermint Grove Library and an online workshop will be held on the 30th of August. Speech topics will be released at these workshops.

Metropolitan rounds will be held from the 13th to 21st of September.

Regional rounds will be held in early September.

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

State finals will then be held on the 28th and 29th of October.

REGISTER HERE

Register here for Voice 2021!

Teachers may register students in bulk by emailing India at india.aniere@unyouth.org.au.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

The 2021 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 2021 Convenor, India Aniere, at india.aniere@unyouth.org.au

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