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.
Anyone can participate, classes often participate together.
Free to enter; speeches may be filmed by a smartphone camera so no special equipment required; no travel costs
Skills in communication and writing to a Year 9/10 level would be helpful to do well in the contest
Creating, practising and recording the speech
Registration can be completed online or through your school