Public Speaking

Entries in The Arts Unit's 3 public speaking competitions for NSW school students are now open. Each competition is a great opportunity for students to develop their speech-writing and presentation skills while representing their schools in a state-wide competition.

One of our past national winners, Emily Kim, is now an experienced adjudicator. Listen to Emily talk about her public speaking journey and the benefits it has provided her in this short video promoting the Plain English Speaking Award.

The Plain English Speaking Award

The Plain English Speaking Award competition is open to public schools and non-government schools across NSW. Speakers must be aged 15 or older on 1 January 2021. Students will compete in local and regional finals to determine a state champion who will then go on to represent NSW at the national final.

For general competition information, last year's results, downloadable tips for getting started and entry, please visit The Plain English Speaking Award FAQs.

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award competition is open to public schools and non-government schools across NSW. Speakers must be aged 14 or younger on 1 January 2021 and attending a secondary school. Students will compete in local and regional finals to determine a state champion who will then go on to represent NSW at the national final.

For general competition information, last year's results, downloadable tips for getting started and entry, please visit Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award FAQs.

The Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition

The Multicultural Perspective Speaking Competition is open to NSW public primary and central school students. They will compete in either a Years 3&4 or a Years 5&6 age division delivering speeches on a multicultural theme. Over 2,000 students compete annually in the competition from across the state.

For general competition information, last year's results, downloadable tips for getting started and entry, please visit Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition FAQs.