2018 Results

JustTalk ran its second NZ Student Justice Speech Competition in 2018 and with more than 100 entries from over 60 schools across our country, it was another successful year for our students tackling thought-provoking subjects.

Our youth is showing an understanding and empathy towards global and local justice issues and coming up with some astonishing and innovative solutions.

The majority of speeches were well researched and passionately delivered, making the job of our 15 judges to select the finalists, from a total of 26 semi-finalists from both year 9 and 10 students, really difficult.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this competition. We hope that looking into the justice issues faced by society broadened your knowledge, opened up discussions and some critical thinking for future problem-solving.

Here are the results for the 2018 JustTalk Justice Speech Competition:

1st Place

  • Jack Tetley  – Year 9 – St Bernards College, Lower Hutt School
  • Topic: I Loved My Life
  • Winning the Grand Prize of $1000 for your school + $1000 for your charity of choice + $1000 for yourself!

Special Prize – 2nd Place

Spot Prize Winners – $100 each

  • Hannah Holloway – Year 9 – Wellington East Girl’s College – Topic: The genders aren’t equal
  • Isabella Power – Year 10 – Awatapu College – Topic: Why are teens self-destructive?
  • Tori Brass – Year 9 – Kaitaia College – Topic: End Poverty
  • Annaliese-Marie Zapata – Year 10 – Baradene College – Topic: Gender Inequality: Fighting for females with less pay
  • Thimeth Wijesinghe – Year 9 – Christ’s College – Topic: Euthanasia Explained