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Registration for our 2021-22 national competitions is now open. Please click here to register and scroll down for key dates and other info

Public Speaking Competition

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

AGE: Years 9-11

HOW: Registration open now

WHEN: Registration closes on 1 October

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WHAT: The oldest and largest debating competition for schools

AGE: Years 7-13

HOW: Registration open now

WHEN: Registration closes on 01 October

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Performing Shakespeare

WHAT: Inclusive, accessible competition allowing students to perform Shakespeare

AGE: Years 7-9

HOW: Registration open now

WHEN: Registration closes on 01 October

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Registration for the 2021-22 competitions is now open. You can register for all of our competitions here.

Please see the documents on the right for more information on key dates and on the competitions’ structure and costs.

If you have any questions or queries, please email or call 020 7529 1565.

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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Essex Junior Public Speaking Workshops & Competitions

WHAT: Public speaking workshops and competitions for Essex primary schools

AGE: Year 4

HOW: Branch-led by Colchester & Essex


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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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