Youth Speaks 2011

Mon 10th January 2011 - Fri 1st July 2011

Rotary Youth Speaks is a public speaking competition for young people. The object is to give young people experience in speaking on a public platform.

A team is composed of three young people. The Chairperson has two minutes to welcome the audience, introduce the speaker and inform the audience of the relevance or expertise of the speaker to the subject of the speech. The Speaker has six minutes for the address and a maximum of two minutes to consider and answer a question posed by the questioner. The Proposer of the Vote of Thanks has two minutes to propose the vote of thanks. After this and any applause, the Chairperson will close proceedings.

There are two competitions, the Intermediate Competition for students aged 11 to 13 years on 31st August and the Senior Competition for students aged 14 to 17 years.