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Sonali Shah joins judging panel

27 Nov 2020

We are thrilled to announce, in no particular order, our Grand Final 2020 VIP judges who will be joining the event live via Zoom on December 1st. We’ll be sharing who they are one by one so that you can get to know them and learn what they will be looking for in our Grand Finalists’ speeches.

Sonali Shah is a broadcaster who currently hosts BBC One’s Escape to the Country.

We asked Sonali, in your experience, what does it mean to find your voice?

“Figuring out what you are passionate about and finding a way to communicate that passion.”

Why is empowering young people important to you?

“I feel it’s my duty to help empower the leaders, decision-makers and voters of tomorrow.”

What does communication mean to you?

“Finding a way to explain your point of view in an engaging way and listening to what others have to say too.”

And finally, thinking about our young speakers, how can they provoke the change they want to see in the world?

“Words and ideas can change the world – the key is to communicate them in an effective way.”

Join us at the Grand Final, we will be live streaming the event from 6pm on Tuesday 1st December. Register to attend using the link below.