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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 2015
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 2015 will run across one school day, commencing with a training session led by DAV instructors.
Please note: registration is due by 5pm, Friday 24th 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.
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.
|Glen Iris||Sacre Couer||Wed 6th May|
|Bendigo||Bendigo South East College||Fri 8th May|
|Maribyrnong||Maribyrnong College||Fri 15th May|
|Bundoora||Parade College||Thurs 21st May|
|Keysborough||Haileybury College||Mon 25th May|
|Geelong||St Joseph's College||Fri 29th May|
|Forest Hill||Forest Hill College||Wed 10th June|
|Toorak||Melbourne Girls Grammar||Fri 12th June|
|Mentone||St Bede's College||Wed 22nd July|
All regions run from 9:30am to 3pm.
There are 4 key components to a successful speech.
Our sub-criteria are matter and manner.