Once all the Regional and Digital Finals have taken place, we will hold the Semi-Final selection day in mid October where a panel of judges watch the winner videos of all Regional and Digital Champions. 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.
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