Once all the Regional and Digital Finals have taken place (end of May), we will hold the Semi-Final selection day on 8th June. This year, we are trialling a new semi final process which will include our judges watching the speeches of both Champions and runners-up from Regional and Digital Finals. At the end of the day 15 speakers will have been shortlisted for the Grand Final.
To get down to 15 speakers, a varied panel of judges watch all speeches and use our communication triangle judging criteria to shortlist speakers. On the panel are representatives from Speakers Trust who deliver the training workshops, the Jack Petchey Foundation, a youth judge who has taken part in Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! in a previous year, and an external judge who is usually a professional working in youth empowerment.
Apologies but we were not able to find the photos in this album at this time - please come back again soon.