The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Awards

Secondary students aged 14 or younger

Successful speakers progress through local, regional and state rounds where they deliver both prepared and impromptu speeches, with the eventual state champion and runner-up representing NSW at the National Final.

2022 applications

Applications open Friday 28 January 2022 (Term 1 Week 1)
Applications close Thursday 7 April 2022 (Term 1 Week 11)

student speaking

About the competition

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award competition is open to public schools and non-government schools across NSW. Speakers must be aged 14 or younger and attending a NSW public school. Students will compete in local and regional finals to determine a state champion who will then go on to represent NSW at the national final.

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award aims to encourage the use of clear and effective spoken English. Since its inception in 1995, the competition has provided an opportunity for NSW junior secondary students to improve their confidence and to develop their speech-writing and public speaking skills.

For general competition information, last year's results, downloadable tips for getting started and entry, please visit Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award FAQs.


Legacy Public Speaking 2020 – promo

Duration: 2:09


Justine Clarke
Speaking Competitions Officer
The Arts Unit

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