2022 Rostrum Voice of Youth National Final, Sydney.
Congratulations to the ten finalists who participated in the National Final of Rostrum Voice of Youth held in Sydney on Saturday July 30th.
The students presented a prepared and short notice speech to an appreciative audience at the Shore School in North Sydney. Thank you to the 897 students who participated in Rostrum Voice of Youth in 2022.
- Winner - William Carter
- Runner-up - Gabrielle Elias
- Winner - Rachel Glover
- Runner-up - Oscar Tiernan
We encourage students to accept the challenge of participating in the 49th year of Rostrum Voice of Youth in Australia in 2023.
2023 Competition Details
The competition is divided into Junior and Senior Divisions.
A prepared speech: 6 minutes - JUNIORS (aged 11 years as at 1/1/23 and in years 7, 8 or 9)
A prepared speech: 8 minutes – SENIORS (under 18 as at 1/1/23 and in years 10,11 or 12)
A three minute short notice speech (with 15 minutes preparation) will definitely be included at State and National levels and at earlier levels in some states. Please visit your state page for more details.
You start at State Level
States run their own sets of heats and finals - details will be published on state pages early in the new year.
The following resources are provided for all competitors.
Voice of Youth Honour Roll
Finalists are entered in the Honour Roll.
Apply to join the Rostrum Voice of Youth facebook group - the group name is RVOY Past and Present - and follow Rostrum Voice of Youth on Facebook.
Your State Coordinator can assist you with any enquiries related to your state competition.
Rostrum members are all volunteers and not only organise the competition but are active in the roles of adjudication and chairmanship. Because of the size of the competition, Rostrum also receives assistance from other community organisations.
Rostrum’s ability to complete all levels of the competition will depend on Health Advice and Government Regulations.