NZ Justice Speech Competition

2018 Entries Now Open!

The Justice Speech Competition is a national competition for students all across New Zealand.

The competition aims to increase awareness of national and international justice issues in NZ through a national speech competition for students.

Year 9 & 10 students are invited to submit their speech on any justice issue.

  • FREE Entry
  • First prize $1000 for student + $1000 for the charity of their choice + $1000 for their school
  • Five spot prizes of $100 each
  • Entries close 10 December. Winners announced in early February
  • Speeches 3-7 minutes long
  • Speeches can be filmed simply using a smartphone camera, webcam or other digital cameras
  • Upload the film via this website, or send a link to the film (FB, Instagram etc.)
  • Choose any social justice topic you like – look here for some possible topics and resources

More Details

  • Schools can register to receive updates about this competition
  • Speeches will be judged by volunteers – teachers, justice workers and other suitable people. The final winner will be chosen by a panel.
  • Speeches will be judged using specific criteria – use this information to help write your speech
  • Here is a SAMPLE SPEECH