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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.
Senior Public Speaking Competition 2017
The Senior Public Speaking competition has become a popular event in the DAV calendar. Senior students (years 10-12) 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 two representatives each from years 10, 11 and 12 (6 max per school). Lunch will be provided.
When: Sunday 26th March
Where: St Kevin's College, Moonga Road Toorak
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Who: Students in Years 10, 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.
Winners will be announced on the day.
Cost: $30 per student, limit of 2 students from year 10,11 and 12 per school (a maximum of 6 in total).
Registration is now open and will close Friday 17th March at 4pm. Coordinators may register their students here.
There are 4 key components to a successful speech.
Our sub-criteria are matter and manner.