The VCAA Plain English Speaking Award in Victoria
2014 State Final
On Friday 25 July 2014 six of Victoria’s finest public speakers will compete in this year’s State Final of the Plain English Speaking Award.
Selected from close to 200 participants state-wide, the 2014 state finalists have demonstrated tremendous skill in oral communication, speech writing and research.
Come and enjoy these inspirational student speeches.
- Date: Friday 25 July 2014
- Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
- Venue: Treasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne (close to Parliament Station).
To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 21 July 2014.
The VCAA congratulates the 2014 State Finalists:
St Leonard's College
St Kevin's College
Ballarat Clarendon College
St Bede's College
Methodist Ladies' College
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 are 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 to go 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 Adelaide on Monday 11 August 2014.
In Victoria, PESA is organised and conducted by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). The Australia-Britain Society generously sponsor the Award.
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2013 State Winner and Finalists
Speeches from the Plain English Speaking Award
Past Participants of PESA
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