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Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition


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. 

  • Junior students must be at least 11 and under 15 years of age as of the 1st of January. 
  • Senior students must be under 18 years of age as of the 1st of January.
All participants prepare and present a speech on one of the designated topics. 

Many Schools conduct their own competitions to determine the students who will enter their State heats. 


Winners of the WA Finals 2015


National Finals

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

Juliet Park

Phone: 9446 2846

Email: wjpassoc@aol.com 





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