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The Plain English Speaking Award

The 2015 Plain English Speaking Award Regional Finals are held between 18 and 29 May (inclusive). The list of venues and dates can be viewed under Schedule of PESA Finals for 2015

Online entries open Monday 16 March. Entries close 1 May.

About the Award

The Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) is a public-speaking competition for students aged 15-18 years. PESA provides an excellent opportunity for students to build self-confidence and extend their skills in oral communication, speech writing and research.

The competition encourages students from government, Catholic and independent schools to speak to their peers from other schools on topics they are passionate about.

In Australia each year state and territory committees organise and conduct competitions at school, regional and state levels. State winners then go to the national final, which is held in the various states and territories on a rotational basis. This year, the national final will be held in Canberra, ACT on Monday 10 August 2015.

In Victoria, PESA is organised and conducted by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). The Australia-Britain Society generously sponsors the Award.

How To Enter

How to enter the 2015 Plain English Speaking Award

For Teachers

For Students

2014 State Final

2014 State Winner and Finalists

Past Participants of PESA

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Last Update: 23 April 2015