How To Enter

Information guides and entry links for all Arts Unit speaking competitions can be found below.

Please call us on 02 8512 1172 or email debating@det.nsw.edu.au at any time with questions about these competitions.

The Premier's Debating Challenge

2021 Premier's Debating Challenge Information Guide (PDF 80KB)
Years 5&6 Entry Form (closed for 2021)
Years 7&8 Entry Form (closed for 2021)
Years 9&10 Entry Form (closed for 2021)
Years 11&12 Entry Form (closed for 2021)
Online adjudication request form

(Please note: The Arts Unit will no longer be running the Year 11 Metro division for the Karl Cramp trophy. Students in Year 11 are encouraged to compete in the state-wide Years 11&12 age division for the Hume Barbour trophy. If you have any queries about this change, please contact the Speaking Competitions Officer.)

The Plain English Speaking Award

Non-government schools need to register their details, then complete entry via Non-government schools - Plain English Speaking Award entry (closed for 2021)

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award

2021 Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award Information Guide (PDF 127 KB)

NSW public schools - Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award entry
Non-government schools need to register their details, then complete entry via Non-Government schools - Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award entry
Advice on using the new entries system

The Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition

2021 Multicultural Perspectives Information Guide (PDF 139 KB)
2021 Multicultural Perspectives Speaking Hints and Advice
Multicultural Perspectives entry form (closed for 2021)

The Premier's Spelling Bee

The Premier's Spelling Bee 2021 will launch in Term 2 2021, with virtual regional finals held in early September. For further information, visit the Premier's Spelling Bee.