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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.
Junior Public Speaking Competition 2022 Online
Every year the DAV runs a state-wide Junior Public Speaking Competition for students in Years 7 and 8. This year we will be offering an online competition to supplement the face to face program below.
Students will be required to submit an unedited video of a 4-5 minute speech on a set topic, which must be persuasive in nature. This will then be assessed by two DAV adjudicators who will provide a score and written feedback by email. Top ranked students will progress to a finals series, which will require a second video speech to be submitted. There is no limit to the number of students that can participate, but a maximum of three students per school will be permitted to progress to finals.
Who: Students in Years 7 and 8.
To register, complete this form.
Junior Public Speaking Competition 2022 - Face to Face
The Junior division is for students in year 7 and 8. Students will be required to present a 4-5 minute speech on a topic of their choosing from the list below, which must be persuasive in nature, as well as two impromptu speeches. Each day begins with a short training session with tips for approaching impromptu topics.
Who: Students in year 7 and 8
Format: Students will present one prepared speech and two impromptu speeches.
Cost: $40 per student
To register, log in and click the "Registration for Junior Public Speaking" link on your Members page. Registration closes Monday 2 May.
|Eltham||Catholic Ladies College||Thursday 26 May|
|Kilmore||The Kilmore International School||Friday 27 May|
|Mentone||Mentone Girls Grammar School||Wednesday 1 June|
|Mount Waverley||Huntingtower School||Wednesday 25 May, Wednesday 1 June|
|Toorak (FULL)||St Catherine's School||Friday 3 June|
Most regions run from 9:30am to 3pm. Some regions will run a split round after school and these are noted above.
Topics for 2022
Students must prepare a 4-5 minute speech on one of the following topics. This speech must be persuasive in nature.
Topics for this year's junior competitions will be: