Rostrum-voice-of-youth-50-year-logoSA/NT Rostrum Voice of Youth 2024

Celebrating 50 years of  Rostrum Voice of Youth in 2024

Rostrum’s Student Development Program for Secondary School Students

At every stage of the competition contestants are required to present a

Prepared speech

  • *6 minutes – JUNIORS  (aged 11 years or over as at 1/1/24 and in years 7, 8 or 9)
  • **8 minutes – SENIORS (under 18 years of age as at 1/1/24 and in years 10, 11 or 12)

Short notice speech   –  3 minutes – (Juniors & Seniors, preparation time of 15 minutes)

Building Bridges How much is Enough?
Positive Vibes Making Your Mark
Age is No Barrier Challenging the Boundaries
Uncover the Secrets What Next?
The End of an Era Words have Power

Key Information & Timeline

Entries are now closed.    
Heat Date Location
South East Heats
(Mt Gambier & District Community Bank® Public Speaking Competition)
Wednesday 8 May 2024 Grant High School, 9 Hosking Ave., Mount Gambier
NT Heats Thursday 9 May 2024 Essington School, 19 Chrisp St, Rapid Creek, N.T.
Adelaide Heats – various times Saturday 11 May 2024 Immanuel College – Margaret Ames Centre


32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens

Semi-Finals – all day (2 session times) Saturday 25 May 2024 Immanuel College – Middle School
32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens
SA/NT Zone Final  – 7 pm Saturday 22 June 2024 Old Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide
National Final Saturday 27 July 2024 Hobart, Tasmania

Additional Information

REGISTRATION is now closed.

Entry fee of $25 per student is payable via direct credit.  Invoices will be issued to schools after entries close on 26 March 2024

Cash prizes are awarded to Heat, Semi-Final, SA/NT Zone Final and National Final winners

Some travel costs to Adelaide for NT and country entrants to compete in the heats, semi-finals & SA/NT Zone Final will be subsidised

SA/NT Zone Junior & Senior winners will have accommodation & travel expenses paid to attend the National Final

Adjudication guidelines https://www.rostrum.com.au/voy/rvoy-adjudication-guidelines/

Roles and Responsibilities of Adjudicators


SA/NT Rostrum thanks its sponsors –

Community Bank Mt Gambier & District Bendigo Bank

Immanuel College

Aurora Ozone Kangaroo Island

English Speaking Union

Rotary Club of Mount Barker


If you have any questions regarding SA Rostrum Voice of Youth please contact the organisers: santvoy@rostrum.com.au