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Registration for our 20/21 competitions is now open. Please click here to find out more

Public Speaking Competition

WHAT: Largest public speaking competition for schools in England and Wales

AGE: Years 9-11

HOW: Registration opens on 7 October

WHEN: Registration closes on 11 November

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Schools’
Mace

WHAT: The oldest and largest debating competition for schools

AGE: Years 7-13

HOW: Registration opens on 7 October

WHEN: Registration closes on 11 November

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Performing Shakespeare

WHAT: Inclusive, accessible competition allowing students to perform Shakespeare

AGE: Years 7-9

HOW: Registration opens on 7 October

WHEN: Registration closes on 11 November

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World Schools Debating Championship

WHAT: The most respected international English-language debating competition

AGE: Students aged 14-19

HOW: Applications open in late August each year

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Ouse Valley Junior Public Speaking Competition

WHAT: Public speaking competition for Bedfordshire primary schools

AGE: Years 4-5

HOW: Branch-led

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Other Local Competitions

WHAT: Local competitions run by our branches across the country

AGE: Years 4-6 and Years 12 & 13

HOW: Branch-led

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