Michael Kirby Speaking Competition
Win $1,000 and the Kirby Cup for a 5 minute speech!
Congratulations to our 2013 WINNERS! Alexandra Downie (Open Division) and Leticia Luiz (ESL Division) took away $1000 and a Kirby Cup for their great speeches. Thanks to the Hon. Michael Kirby, our judges, our finalists and all who participated this year.
Leticia Luiz and Alexandra Downie pose for the camera with Michael Kirby at our 2013 grand final. Take a look at the day on Facebook.
The Kirby Cup offers students of all experience levels a chance to test their public speaking skills in an environment that is both constructive and competitive. If you think you’ve got the gift of gab, be sure to enter the 8th annual Justice Michael Kirby Plain Speaking Competition in 2014!
WHERE AND WHEN?
Stay tuned! Registrations open February 2014.
HOW IT WORKS:
In 2014 the USU will hold an Open Division (all students welcome to enter) and a separate English as a Second Language Division (open to students from non-English speaking backgrounds). Please note that English as a Second Language students may enter either division of the competition, but not both.
In each round, students will be judged on their delivery of two speeches: a prepared speech and an impromptu speech. Prepared speeches will be 4-5 minutes and are chosen by you from one of 4 given topics.
For the impromptu speeches, students will be given 5 minutes preparation time to deliver a 3 minute speech. Each heat has a different impromptu topic which will be announced on the day. International Students will only be asked to perform a prepared speech.