Michael Kirby Speaking Competition
Win $1,000 and the Kirby Cup for a 5 minute speech!
If you think you’ve got the gift of gab, enter the 7th annual Justice Michael Kirby Plain Speaking Competition.
The Kirby Cup offers students of all experience levels a chance to test their public speaking skills in an environment that is both constructive and competitive.
WHERE AND WHEN?
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Midnight, Friday 19 April 2013
ALL DIVISION HEATS: 10am-2pm Tuesday 30 April & Thursday 02 May, Manning Meeting Room 1(Manning House)
GRAND FINAL: 1pm Wednesday 15 May, Verge Gallery
HOW IT WORKS:
In 2013 the USU will hold an Open Division (all students welcome to enter) and a separate English as a Second Language Division (open to students from non-English speaking backgrounds). Please note that English as a Second Language students may enter either division of the competition, but not both.
In each round, students will be judged on their delivery of two speeches: a prepared speech and an impromptu speech. Prepared speeches will be 4-5 minutes and are chosen by you from one of 4 topics:
1. A narrow escape from trouble
2. Lay down the law
3. The short straw
4. Stop in the name of love!
For the impromptu speeches, students will be given 5 minutes preparation time to deliver a 3 minute speech. Each heat has a different impromptu topic which will be announced on the day. International Students will only be asked to perform a prepared speech.
To register, download the Registration Form
and email it to
Registrations close Friday 19 April 2013.