2022 Rostrum Voice of Youth National Final, Sydney.

 Congratulations to the ten finalists who participated in the National Final of Rostrum Voice of Youth held in Sydney on Saturday July 30th.

 2022 RVoY Juniors FinalistsThe Junior Finalists were: (l-r) Pranav Khullar, Marymead Catholic College (Vic), Lola McKenzie, Rosebank College (NSW); William Carter, St Gregory’s College (NSW); Gabrielle Elias, Saint Ignatius College (SA) and Isabel Adams, The Friends’ School (Tas).


RVoY Final Seniors 2022The Senior Finalists were: (l-r) Rida Zainab, Saint Aloysius College (SA), Oscar Tiernan, Launceston College (Tas); Rachel Glover, Strathcona Girls’ Grammar School (Vic), Jemima Carmody, Wenona (NSW), and Athena Jiang, Danebank Anglican School (NSW)

The students presented a prepared and short notice speech to an appreciative audience at the Shore School in North Sydney. Thank you to the 897 students who participated in Rostrum Voice of Youth in 2022.



  1. Winner - William Carter
  2. Runner-up - Gabrielle Elias


  1. Winner - Rachel Glover
  2. Runner-up - Oscar Tiernan


RVoY Winners 2022Competition Winners: Junior - William Carter, Senior - Rachel Glover

We encourage students to accept the challenge of participating in the 49th year of Rostrum Voice of Youth in Australia in 2023.


2023 Competition Details


The competition is divided into Junior and Senior Divisions.  

Junior Division

A prepared speech: 6 minutes - JUNIORS (aged 11 years as at 1/1/23 and in years 7, 8 or 9)

Senior Division

A prepared speech: 8 minutes – SENIORS (under 18 as at 1/1/23 and in years 10,11 or 12)seniors

A three minute short notice speech (with 15 minutes preparation) will definitely be included at State and National levels and at earlier levels in some states. Please visit your state page for more details. 

You start at State Level

States run their own sets of heats and finals - details will be published on state pages early in the new year.


The following resources are provided for all competitors.national finalists casual 2013

Voice of Youth Honour Roll

BrisbaneFinalists are entered in the Honour Roll.

Apply to join the Rostrum Voice of Youth facebook group - the group name is RVOY Past and Present - and follow Rostrum Voice of Youth on Facebook.


Your State Coordinator can assist you with any enquiries related to your state competition.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for sponsorship enquiries or regarding national information about the program and competition. Contact your own state contact for your state competition information.

Rostrum members are all volunteers and not only organise the competition but are active in the roles of adjudication and chairmanship. Because of the size of the competition, Rostrum also receives assistance from other community organisations.


sydneyRostrum’s ability to complete all levels of the competition will depend on Health Advice and Government Regulations.



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