Soapbox Public Speaking Competition

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 18 Oct 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Sligo Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

EDIC Sligo’s Soapbox event is on Thursday 18th October at 6.30pm in Sligo Central Library.

This year’s topic is ‘European Elections – every vote counts’

There is an under 18 and over 18 competition in each regions EDIC’s. The winners of both age groups receive an iPad and go forward to the national finals where the overall winners receive a weekend trip away to Brussels to visit the European parliament along with some with spending money. Mr Kieran Timmons, winner of the over 18 competition in Sligo last year went on to win the national senior title and prize held in Kilmainham, Dublin, last November.

Competition Format

Each presentation will consist of a three-minute speech for or against the topic. The presentation will be made at an event before a public audience and a panel of judges.

Prizes are sponsored by the European Commission Representation in Ireland and local Members of the European Parliament.

The national final will be held in Dublin in Tuesday 27th November 2018.