The VCAA Plain English Speaking Award in Victoria

2015 State Final Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to Matthew Hall from Ballarat Grammar, winner of the 2015 Plain English Speaking Award in Victoria.

Matthew delivered a thought-provoking presentation on ‘Growing Coffee.’ He will now represent Victoria in the national final in Canberra on Monday 10 August 2015.

The 2015 runner up, Karen Chow from Suzanne Cory High School, gave a challenging speech entitled ‘Gender inequality’.

Congratulations to all of Victoria’s state finalists including Ned Coleman; Balwyn High School, Joshu Faye-Chauhan; Whitefriars College, Chloe Gration; Lauriston Girls’ School and David Vadori; Brunswick Secondary College.

All six state finalists demonstrated outstanding skill in oral communication, speech writing and research.

Winner of the 2015 Victorian Plain English Speaking Award, Matthew Hall, Ballarat Grammar


Matthew Hall, Ballarat Grammar; Joshu Faye-Chauhan, Whitefriars College; Ned Coleman,
 Balwyn High School (rear); Chloe Gration, Lauriston Girls’ School (front);
Karen Chow, Suzanne Cory High School; David Vadori, Brunswick Secondary College.


Read the 2015 Victorian Finalists' speeches