FAQ

This is answered on our home page. 3-7 minutes.

You can still enter the competition, as long as you are in the equivalent of Year 9 or 10.

The intention of the competition is to increase awareness about social justice issues in the world. Implicit in the concept of social justice is that it makes the world a better place, especially for those who are marginalised and have less personal power or choice.
Some topics are generally accepted as being about social justice eg reducing slavery or child abuse.
Other topics might be more ambiguous, and in these cases the speech would also need to demonstrate how/why the speech topic is a justice issue.
If a speech can argue that say “Not taking refugees” is an issue of social justice, and makes the world a better place for the marginalised, then it would be accepted in this competition.

Yes – that’s fine – as long as the speeches are on different topics10.

Yes – that’s fine – we would love to have your Te Reo speech in the competition.

Yes – it makes a lot of sense to use statistics to shape your arguments and incorporate them into the speech if they are relevant.

The speech needs to be submitted in video format – either via our website or providing a link that the judges can view online. If we can’t see the speech, we can’t judge it.

No – the speech needs to be submitted in video format. This is to ensure consistency on our judging process.

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