National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

PUBLIC SPEAKING (16 & under)

Supported by: 

The Reta Lila Howard Foundation 

National final:

Saturday 9 July 2022

Entries close:

Friday 3 June 2022


The Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD

Outline of competition:

A team shall consist of three (3) members, each of whom must be 16 years of age or under on 1st September 2021 and full members of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC.


The team shall consist of a Chairman, Speaker and Proposer of the Vote of Thanks.

Competitors before and after competing may be admitted to the Competition Room.

The procedure will follow that of a normal meeting. Fifteen minutes (15) before his or her team is due to compete; the Chairmen will be introduced to the speaker.

The Speaker will provide written notes giving the subject chosen and personal background (e.g. school, special interests, YFC membership, Club Offices held, activities within the Club, etc.). These notes to be handed to the Chief Steward at the beginning of the competition and will be available for the Chairman and judges.

To note that PowerPoint may be used as a visual aid for the Speaker but they are not to be used for the whole speech and can only be used to enhance the speech. I.e. this is NOT a business presentation competition.

The Speaker, who will be the guest of another team, will choose his/her own subject. The Speaker will then answer a question put by the Proposer of Vote of thanks and then a question from the judging panel.

There is to be no questions asked from the floor/audience. A total of two questions will be asked.

The Chairman will invite the judges to put one question to the speaker who will then respond. The Proposer will be seated in the body of the hall. He/she will take up some point in the Speaker’s address, comment, agree or disagree and ask one pertinent question on the subject matter of the address. He/she will give the Vote of Thanks to the Speaker after all questions have been dealt with.


Speaking Competition

General Rules

When to book in:


Where to book in:

Main Reception at the County Showground – final information will be sent out with Competitor Notes

Presentation of Awards:

Approx 5pm

How to get there:

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Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18's - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • Smart Dress
  • Pen & Paper
  • Stopwatch


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