Former winner of the annual ActionAid Speech Writing Competition from St Mary’s College – past-pupil Helen Ryan – this week reminds students – aged between 14 and 17 years – to send their speeches in by close of business on Friday, 19th January next.
This year the first prize – which will be awarded after the final in March this year – is a visit to Brussels in June 2018 for the top two students and their teachers to learn about advocating for women’s rights at a European level.
Speeches should be approximately 10 minutes long or between 850 and 1,000 words and must deal with one of the following topics:
- The sustainable development goals will make the world fairer by 2030.
- Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” is the most important goal for long term development.
- Gender Equality should be a part of every one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Entries must be submitted with a completed and signed questionnaire (available at https://actionaid.ie/speech-writing-competition/) — the competition’s terms and conditions are also available at that address.
Completed entries and signed questionnaires must be submitted by email to [email protected] or by post to:
172 Ivy Exchange,