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The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

Senior Public Speaking Competition 2018

The Senior Public Speaking competition has become a popular event in the DAV calendar. Senior students (11 and 12) will be given the opportunity to extend their existing public speaking skills by presenting one prepared speech (6-8 mins) and two impromptu speeches (4-5 mins). Students will receive high quality feedback from experienced adjudicators, as well as the opportunity to watch fellow speakers. Highest scoring students will be awarded at the end of the day. Schools may register three representatives each from years 11 and 12 (6 max per school). Lunch will be provided.

Where: St Kevin's College, Moonga Road Toorak
When: Sunday 29th April, 9.30am - 4pm
Who: Students in years 11 and 12
Format: Students will present one prepared speech* (6-8 mins) and two impromptu speeches (4-5 mins)

*Students will present prepared speeches on a topics of their own choosing. This speech must be persuasive in nature. Impromptu speeches may also be persuasive, but this is not a requirement, so long as the speech has a clear message and form.

Winners will be announced on the day.

Cost: $40 per student, limit of 3 students per year level per school (a maximum of 6 in total).

Registration is now open and will close on Friday 20 April. Coordinators may register their students here.