Europe Direct Soapbox Competition 2018

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Soapbox CompetitionThe Annual Europe Direct Soapbox Competition will take place in The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford City on Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.


The topic is: EU elections: every vote counts


• Entrants are invited to deliver a three-minute speech for or against the topic.

• Contestants will compete in one of two categories:

1) 18 and under; 2) 19 and over.
– A winner from each category will be selected on the day.

• Winners will each receive an iPad
– Winners will be invited to the National final at No.6, Kildare Street, Dublin on 27 November to compete for €1000 and a trip to Brussels.


  Download the Application Form and Competition Rules


Please note for the 18 and under category due to popular demand places are limited to 4 entries per school.

The closing date for entries is Friday 26 October at 5:30pm

Phone: 0761 10 2975

For information to help in preparing your speech see link below to
Annual State of the EU address by President Juncker at the European Parliament

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