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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.
Public Speaking Competition 2017
Every year the DAV runs a state-wide Junior Public Speaking Competition for students in Years 7- 9. The program aims to give young speakers the opportunity to put their ideas forward in front of an audience whilst expanding their knowledge of current affairs. Students will develop the “building blocks” of public presentation—confidence, clarity, and the development of arguments—which are very important skills both in and out of school. The competition in 2016 will run across one school day, commencing with a training session led by DAV instructors.
Please note: Registration is due by 5pm, Friday 28th April.
When: From Term 2 (with finals to be held throughout Terms 3 and 4)
Where: Host schools across Victoria
Who: Students in Years 7–9
Format: Students will participate in a training session and then present one prepared speech and two impromptu speeches. In semi-finals and the grand final, students will present one prepared speech (same as that used in the preliminary rounds or a new one) and one impromptu topic.
Cost: $30 per student, limit of 6 students per school, per region.
Schools can register students in multiple regions, but we may not be able to accept all additional registrations. These will be dependent on room capacity in each region.
Registration: Coordinators can register students by logging in to the DAV website.
Please contact the office on 9348 9477 if you are a new coordinator, or if need to be reminded of your log-in details.
Topics for 2017
Students must prepare a 4-5 minute speech on one of the following topics:
Students will also present two improptu speeches of 2-3 minutes.
|Mt Waverley||Huntingtower School||Monday 8th May, 2017|
|Langwarrin||The Woodleigh School||Friday 12th May, 2017|
|Heidelberg||Our Lady of Mercy College||Friday 19th May, 2017|
|Geelong||St. Joseph's College||Thursday 25th May, 2017|
|Mentone||Mentone Girls' Grammar||Friday 9th, June 2017|
|Toorak||St Catherine's School||Wednesday 14th June 2017|
|Maribyrnong||Maribyrnong||Thursday 15th June|
|Frankston||John Paul College||Tuesday 27th June|
|Ringwood||Waverley Christian College||Wednesday 28th, June 2017|
All regions run from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
There are 4 key components to a successful speech.
Our sub-criteria are matter and manner.