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Plunket Medal 2017

New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious oratory competition is back for 2017! Starting in 1906, the Plunket Medal has been awarded to the Victoria University student who delivers the most moving and rhetorically powerful speech to an audience and judges. Past winners of the competition have been some of New Zealand's top lawyers, politicians, and artists. 

The competition will consist of giving a 10 – 12 minute speech on any topic you choose. You can bring a one-sided cue card with you to help with your speech (although if you can go off of memory entirely, even better!). You can’t bring a timer up with you, though your judges will let you know when you’ve reached ten minutes. 

The winner will receive the Plunket Medal, a cash prize of $100, their name on the Hunter Building’s honours board, and a warm fuzzy feeling of personal accomplishment. 

To enter the competition and secure your place in Victoria’s history, e-mail contact@vicdebsoc.org.nz with your name and your speech’s topic! 

Earlier Event: October 9
TEDxVUW 2017