Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award – 2015 National Final, Melbourne, VIC
|[L-R] Alicia Ranasinghe VIC (runner up), Charlee Sutherland NSW (winner) and Claire Yin NSW (third place)|
|The LJPSA National Final was held in Melbourne at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria on Monday 16 November 2015.|
Congratulations to Charlee Sutherland from Crestwood High School, NSW who was the winner of the 2015 LJPSA.
Alicia Ranasinghe from Our Lady of Mercy College, VIC was the runner up and Claire Yin from SCEGGS, NSW came in third place.
Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award
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|The LJPSA is a national competition conducted through Australian secondary schools and colleges for students aged 12 to 14 years. The competition began in Melbourne in 1988 and commenced as a national competition in 1995.|
Approximately 1500 students participate in this event across Australia. It spans approximately 6 months as it involves several elimination rounds to get to the finals – including regional finals, state semi finals and then State finals where the winner and runner up are put forward for the National finals in November.
|Legacy conducts the annual Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award (LJPSA) which is a competition to enhance the oral communication and public speaking skills of 12 to14-year-old students and to help young people appreciate the ideals of Legacy; voluntary service, caring and comradeship and the need for remembrance.|
|The aim of the LJPSA is to enhance the oral communication and public speaking skills of 12 to14-year-old students and to help young people appreciate the ideals of Legacy; voluntary service, caring and comradeship and the need for remembrance.|
|The format for the competition at all levels consists of:|
a. A prepared speech of five minutes duration on a topic of the competitor's choice, within the subject criteria.
b. An impromptu speech of two minutes duration on a topic chosen by the organisers, for which each competitor will have five minutes preparation time.
|The competition is concerned with the competitor's effective use of language to convey a message or a point of view to an interested audience. |
Choice of words, intonation, articulation, pace and pausing are all important in conveying the message in a speech.
Click here to download National competition guidelines.
|To know more about National competition guidelines please click here.|