Queensland Rostrum Voice of Youth
The RVOY speaking competition, which has been conducted by Australian Rostrum since 1975, is aimed at developing the communication skills of the youth of Australia. It provides the opportunity for our future leaders to practise their public speaking skills and for the community to recognise those with outstanding ability.
The competition is open to full-time secondary school students throughout Australia who meet the age criteria. Note that competitors must use their own, original content. Reference to other texts or direct quotation is allowed, but any speech must be substantially the work of the speaker. If plagiarism is suspected, a competitor may be automatically disqualified from the competition.
INFORMATION YOU'LL NEED (CLICK ON THE LINKS)
|This is a list of the regional coordinators and their contact details for Rostrum Voice of Youth in Queensland||Queensland Coordinators|
|All competitors are encouraged to read this, as it contains plenty of useful hints||Tips for participants|
The list of topics for the Junior and Senior divisions up to, but not including the Queensland and National finals.
|More helpful hints for all competitors||How to prepare|
|Understand the rules
|Guidelines used by our adjudicators. Competitors should make themselves aware of the judging criteria||Adjudication Guidelines|
|Forms used by all Rostrum Voice of Youth adjudicators. To accommodate the short notice speeches, a slightly different version of this sheet is used for the State and National finals||Adjudication sheet|
Entries have now closed. Our thanks to the many teachers, contestants and
volunteers who supported the 2013 competition
|Dates and venues||
Last updated: 15 May 2013
29 June 2013 at 6pm
Venue to be advised
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
- Develop confidence
- Learn new skills
- Express your views
- Have fun!
- Great prizes
- State winners will receive: $500 each, and the two state winners' schools receive a perpetual trophy, which they retain for 12 months
- Runners up will receive $150
- Regional winners and runners up receive trophies and/or prize money
- Each competitor receives a Certificate of Participation
Rostrum members value your participation and are willing to assist you to develop your speaking skills.
Friends, family and supporters are encouraged to attend all heats and finals.
For further information please email your State Coordinator:
SEBEL is proud to support the Rostrum Voice of Youth on a nationwide basis. We believe that the annual RVOY provides a competitive platform for schools to enhance and maximise the talents of future leaders beyond the sports field.
Greg Welsh CEO Sebel
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