PSA & UEA STUDENT POLITICAL SPEECH COMPETITION

IDEAS FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Competition Closes 26th January 2020 (12noon) 

 

 

It is important, in a democratic society, that people can communicate what they think, want or believe. But it’s not enough simply to be able to communicate. People should put forward their views and experiences in ways that are clear, engaging and interesting so that the people listening are able to decide whether they agree or disagree.

The growth of sound-bites, spin, talking points (and too many bad or dishonest speeches) has made people suspicious of public and political speeches – or just bored. Yet great speeches do more than just talk about the world. They change it by giving people new ways to think about things and good reasons to act.

DO YOU DARE TO SPEAK UP ABOUT YOUR IDEAS FOR A BETTER FUTURE?

We invite YOU to put YOUR ideas into words, words into sentences, sentences into persuasive speech.

Speeches CAN mobilise people to take action to create a better future. 

Are you completely new to political speech?

Help is at hand.

We have handy resources and the opportunity for you to receive guidance and advice from experts in the field.

 

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD - APPLY HERE

How The Competition Works
Our competition has two rounds, read through the Ts&Cs carefully!
How To Start?
Follow our step-by-step guide on how to write and present your speech
How To Use This Booklet
Check out the guidance by UEA students Matt and Lolly
What makes a speech political?
UEA’s Professor Alan Finlayson

Enthuse your friends to participate by using Facebook, twitter, Instagram

 

 

This competition is a collaboration between the PSA and UEA

and in association with