Rostrum is not just for adults. Rostrum has contributed to the welfare and personal growth of Australia's youth by organising and facilitating Australia's Premier National Youth speaking competition since 1975.
The Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition is a National competition with participants from all States competing in individual heats with cash prizes available. State winners also win a trip to Melbourne to perform and compete in the National Final's.
Competition Details and Eligibility
The Competition is open to Secondary School students who meet the age requirements.
The competition is divided into Junior and Senior Divisions.
Senior competitors deliver an 8 minute speech and Juniors present for 6 minutes.
Many Schools conduct their own competitions to determine the students who will enter their State heats.
Winners of the WA Finals 2015
Winners from each of the States heats will meet for the National Finals in Melbourne with a new prepared speech as well as presenting an impromptu speech for 3 minutes.
Rostrum Voice of Youth Resources
For more information and resources - you can visit the Voice of Youth Competition on the National Rostrum website.
Winners of the WA Finals 2012
Want to find out more information?
Students and schools who are interested in participating in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition should contact
Rostrum WA - Voice of Youth State Co-ordinator
Phone: 9446 2846