Europe Direct Soapbox Competition 2019

The Annual Europe Direct Soapbox Competition will take place in The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford City on Monday 21 October 2019 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

The topic is: Climate Change is Not My Problem

• 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 which takes place in Dublin during November to compete for €1000 and a trip to Brussels.

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 Tuesday 15 October at 5:00pm 

  Download The Application Form & Competition Rules

Please send your completed entries to: or post to: Europe Direct Information Centre, Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford City, X91 V045.

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