We are excited to announce that this year’s Annual Europe Direct Soapbox Public Speaking Competition is back in person! To be in with a chance to win a great prize, and represent your region in the national competition, please fill in the application form and return it via email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org A librarian will issue you with a confirmation of receipt email. Please do contact Central Library on 051 849975 if you don’t receive an email.
Date and venue of the regional Final:
The final of the Regional Soapbox debate will take place on Wednesday 22nd November at 10am in the Large Room, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.
Closing Date for Receipt of Application Form Entries: 4:30pm, Monday 20th November 2023.
For more information contact the Europe Direct Centre at Central Library on: 051 849975
Prizes are sponsored by the European Commission Representation in Ireland
The term soapbox originates in the use of an empty crate as a platform by speakers to give speeches, often impromptu, to passers-by from around the turn of the last century. The most famous location for soapbox oratory is Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, London, which has been a setting for public speaking since the 1870s.
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