Public Speaking Contest – Burnaby School District Literacy Blog

Public Speaking Contest

Grade 7 Public Speaking Challenge


Since 1983, hundreds of grade 7 students throughout the district have taken part in the district public speaking competition. Each student goes through school-based qualifying before advancing to zone  competitions. From there, two students from each zone advance to the district finals.   

Here is the information on the 2019/20 Public Speaking Contest!


Click here for this year’s topic!

Participants can take the topic in any direction they would like, but there should be some connection.

Here is the criteria:



Here is a helpful link:



Please ensure that your speech is appropriate for a K-7 pubic audience – carefully consider your content and use of tone. 

If you search Youtube, there are some video clips that previous public speaking participants have posted.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Tanis Anderson, literacy program consultant.


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