SA/NT Rostrum Voice of Youth 2022


Rostrum's Student Development Program for Secondary School Students

Our primary aim is to protect the health, safety and well-being of all those involved in the competition as competitors, officials, teachers or supporters. Accordingly, please note that by entering the Voice of Youth, you are agreeing to abide by the COVID-Safe protocols of the competition and of the individual schools hosting the heats.  Further details will be provided prior to each heat / final.

At every stage of the competition contestants are required to present a

Prepared speech       -  6 minutes - JUNIORS  (aged 11 years or over as at 1/1/22 and in years 7, 8 or 9)

                                  - 8 minutes - SENIORS (under 18 years of age as at 1/1/22 and in years 10, 11 or 12)

Short notice speech   -  3 minutes - (Juniors & Seniors, preparation time of 15 minutes)


Blue skies

Start a conversation

This time it will be different

Wait and see


Error of judgement

Connection to country

Spoilt for choice

The lesson that I learnt

Changing the narrative

Key Information & Timeline

ENTRIES CLOSE midnight on Tuesday 5th April






South East Heats 
(Mt Gambier & District Community Bank®
Public Speaking Competition)

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Grant High School, 9 Hosking Ave., Mount Gambier

NT Heats

Thursday 12 May 2022

Essington International School, Darwin

Adelaide Heats – various times

Saturday 14 May 2022

Sunday 15 May 2022 if needed

Immanuel College – Margaret Ames Centre

32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens

Semi-Finals - all day (2 session times)

Saturday 28 May 2022

Immanuel College – Margaret Ames Centre

32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens

SA/NT Zone Final - 7pm

Saturday 25 June 2022

Parliament House

North Terrace, Adelaide

National Final

Saturday 30 July 2022

Sydney, NSW

Additional Information

  • Adelaide Heats will be held Saturday 14 May and may extend to Sunday 15 May, depending on number of registrations
  • REGISTRATION IS ONLINE - registrations have now closed.   
  •  Entry fee of $25 per student is payable via direct credit (preferable) or cheque.  Invoices will be issued to schools after entries close on 5th April 2022
  • Cash prizes are awarded to Heat, Semi-Final, SA/NT Zone Final and National Final winners
  • Travel costs to Adelaide for NT and country entrants to compete in the heats, semi-finals & SA/NT Zone Final will be subsidised.
  • If applicable, SA/NT Zone Junior & Senior winners will have accommodation & travel expenses paid to attend the National Final.
  • Adjudication guidelines
  • Roles and responsibilities of adjudicators


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