Feb 23, 2019

The Justice Speech Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Competition Skill Building


The Justice Speech Competition is a national competition for students all across New Zealand. The competition aims to increase awareness of national and international justice issues in NZ through a national speech competition for students.

Year 9 & 10 students are invited to submit their speech of three to seven minutes (four minutes recommended) on any justice issue. Participants should film and upload their speech, where it will be assessed on delivery (eye contact, speed, engagement, tone, conviction etc) and content (argument, message, persuasive language, statistics/evidence, structure etc).

Students compete for the top prize of $3000 (split between student, school and a chosen charity), and there are spot prizes to be won as well. Speech ideas and resources can be found on the website.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can participate, classes often participate together. 

Participation Cost


Free to enter; speeches may be filmed by a smartphone camera so no special equipment required; no travel costs

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Skills in communication and writing to a Year 9/10 level would be helpful to do well in the contest

Time Commitment


Creating, practising and recording the speech

Application Deadline

Deadline TBA for 2020

Application Process Includes

Registration can be completed online or through your school


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