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District 201 V6

Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

JUNIOR PUBLIC SPEAKING - District V6 Chairperson Jo Guthrie

MD Program ~ Lions Junior Public Speaking Competition

DISTRICT V6 CHAIRMAN: Jo Guthrie (East Loddon)
Email: 
lionsjuniorpublicspeaking@gmail.com
Mobile: 0428 366 220

What is the aim of this program?

To give students in Primary Schools the chance to develop their ability to speak in public.  This competition is run for primary students in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6.

How does this program work?

Prepared Speeches

Students are given a topic (chosen by Lions) and are asked to prepare a speech.   Years 3-4 are asked to prepare a 3 minute speech
Year 5-6 are asked to prepare a 4 minute speech.

Short Preparation Speech

As part of the Club, Regional & District level competitions – students in year 5-6 are also given a Short Preparation Speech.  They are given a topic and 10 minutes to prepare a 1 minute response to this topic.  This has been included at Club, Zone/Regional & District levels, as an added challenge for students who have already shown that they are skilful at preparing and delivering a prepared speech.

Why should your club and schools be involved?

About this program

This program has been running successfully for 10 years in the 201V6 District.  Each year, more and more schools are becoming involved.  Students really enjoy the program and reap the benefits for years to come. 

A current year 12 student, who had participated in the program from years 3 to 6, stated in a speech recently, that she credits her public speaking ability to the opportunity she had to participate in the Junior Public Speaking in primary school, and how much confidence it gave her to speak in front of a group of people.

       
     
 
   

There are 4 levels to the competition

School Level Competition – held at each participating school in your Lions area.  Run by your club chairperson in conjunction with the school.   You will need 2 or 3 judges from your community, with one being a Lions Club member.

Club Level Competition – held at your Club, as part of a dinner meeting or as a separate event.  Students representing their individual schools will compete to become your Club Representative.

Zone/Regional Competition – representatives chosen at Cub level will compete within their Zone/Region.

District Competition – winners from the Zone/Regional competition will compete at District Level, at a central location.

Rules of the Competition...
As with any competition, there are some rules to follow, so that everyone has the same opportunity.

Presentation of Speeches - Students should present their speeches from the floor or stage without the use of:

-   NO props, photo’s or slideshows during their speech

-   NO lectern - this allows for judges to see the student clearly - we encourage students to use palm cards instead of large sheets of paper.

-   MICROPHONES can be used but are not encouraged. 
This competition aims to display the natural abilities and skills of the speakers. Students should be encouraged to you a loud, clear voice when speaking. 

Judging Criteria
Students will be judged on the following… 

CONTENT
Beginning – begins in an interesting way, grabs attention, has main points
Central Theme evident and logical sequence developed
Research – supports opinions with facts and/or examples
Language – Appropriate use of language – clear, correct sentences,  words well chosen, informative
Ending – strong, summary of main points, as close to time as possible.

DELIVERY
Visual – Confidence, stance, unobtrusive use of notes
Use of gestures to convey message
Voice – clear, varied expression, pace, projection, etc
Engage Audience

What to do now?
If you are interested in finding out more about how to run this program in your club or school – contact the District Chairman below…

District 201 V6 Junior Public Speaking Chairman
Lion Jo Guthrie
0428 366 220 or (03) 5436 6220
Email: lionsjuniorpublicspeaking@gmail.com

SCHOOL LEVEL 
SCHOOL INFORMATION - DOWNLOAD 2018 
STUDENT ENTRY FORM - DOWNLOAD 
SCORE SHEET - DOWNLOAD
TIMEKEEPER SHEET - DOWNLOAD
GENERIC CERTIFICATE - DOWNLOAD

CLUB LEVEL
LETTER TO CLUBSDOWNLOAD 2018 
HANDBOOK - DOWNLOAD 
CLUB ANNUAL REGISTRATION FORM - DOWNLOAD
SCORE SHEET - DOWNLOAD
TIMEKEEPER SHEET - DOWNLOAD
WINNERS ADVISORY FORM - DOWNLOAD
GENERIC CERTIFICATES - DOWNLOAD

REGIONAL 
ZONE CHAIRMAN HANDBOOK - DOWNLOAD
SCORE SHEETS - DOWNLOAD
TIMEKEEPER SHEET - DOWNLOAD
WINNERS ADVISORY FORM - DOWNLOAD
GENERIC CERTIFICATES - DOWNLOAD

DISTRICT
HANDBOOK - DOWNLOAD
SCORE SHEET - DOWNLOAD
GENERIC CERTIFICATES - DOWNLOAD

MULTIPULE DISTRICT INFORMATION
Information for Districts / Clubs outside of V6.

Background of program and how it has been run in our District
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