Rotary Youth Speaks Competition



This is an exciting opportunity for young people to develop public speaking skills. There are two age groups for the Competition Intermediate 11 to 13 and Senior 14 to 17 (as at August 31st prior to the National Final).


The competition is open to teams of three, entered by schools, colleges, and youth groups within the UK and Ireland. Each team will be sponsored by a local Rotary club.


Each Youth Speaks team consists of: The Chairperson, the Speaker and the Proposer of the Vote of Thanks. The Chairperson has two minutes to welcome the audience, to introduce the Speaker and to inform the audience of the relevance or expertise of the Speaker towards his/her chosen subject. The Speaker then has six minutes to deliver an address and a maximum of two minutes to address a question from the audience.

Finally the Vote of Thanks is given by the Proposer for two minutes.

Important Dates of Note

Area Final - To be Confirmed

London Final - To be completed by 10th March 2013

Regional Final - To be completed by 7th April 2013

National Final - On the 28th April 2013 at the University of Hull

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