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Plain English Speaking Award: 2023 Victorian State Final


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Join a line-up of enthusiastic student speechmakers as they take to the stage to share their words and wisdom for the 2023 Plain English Speaking Award state final.

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About the event

For some people, the thought of public speaking is a laborious, anxiety-ridden task. But for these enthusiastic speechmakers, it presents an opportunity to claim a Victorian State Champion title.

Organised annually by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, the Plain English Speaking Award is a public-speaking competition for high school students. The Award celebrates innovative thinking, broad knowledge, and effective, direct communication and provides teens with a platform to express views on the topics that matter to them.

Be a part of the action and witness a group of determined students take to the stage to showcase their eloquence and insight at the 2023 Plain English Speaking Award state final. Hosted by Zuva Goverwa.

A live stream of this event will also be available from this page at 10am on Friday 21 July 2023. Bookings are not required.

This event is suitable for school groups and senior secondary students aged 13–18 years old. 

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.



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Wheeler Education

Wheeler Education encourages creativity and critical thinking on a range of issues, offering a range of events that prioritises the voices and experiences of young people – on the stage, and off. In our dynamic and interactive events, we’ll hear from young people about the challenges facing them right now, we’ll equip them with the skills they need to participate in important public conversations and, most of all, we’ll celebrate their passions, their ideas, and their stories.


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Zuva Goverwa

Zuva is a passionate young creative, with a keen interest in music, writing and public speaking. Winner of the 2021 Plain English Speaking Award State Final, she is a strong believer in the power of young people to change the world – and the necessity of foregrounding their voices in conversat... Read more


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