Youth Out Loud Public Speaking Competition

City of Swan’s Youth Out Loud is a public speaking contest for young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, attend school or belong to a club in the City of Swan. The competition provides a platform for young people to speak out about issues that not only affect them, but their community too.

Councillors and Members of State Parliament usually attend the event, giving young people an even bigger opportunity to be heard by their community on topics they are passionate about. Members of Youth Power – the City of Swan’s youth leadership group – will also be paying close attention to what young people have to say, and will be looking at ways to help put some of those ideas into action.

Speeches can cover topics as far ranging as social media, different worldviews or the environment, as long as they are relevant to the theme of the competition, which is different each year. 

Youth Out Loud 2019

25 young people had their voices heard at this year’s Youth Out Loud public speaking competition series, with 10 making it to the final on Friday, September 6. Results and event photos are available here.

Youth Out Loud 2020

Please complete the registration form below if you would like to be updated on the 2020 Youth Out Loud Competition. Theme and date TBC.

Youth Out Loud Registration Form

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What organisation would you like to represent?

Do you have approval to represent the organisation?

Eligibility for Youth Out Loud (select all that apply)
I live in the City of Swan
I attend school in the City of Swan
I work in the City of Swan
I belong to a club in the City of Swan
None of the above
Media waver: During the competition there will be media from the City of Swan and the local community. As such, the City asks you to authorise us to use your image, words and speech in both community and City of Swan publications in order to be part of the competition. Parent or guardian consent is needed for persons under the age of 18.

How did you find out about Youth Out Loud


For further information contact Annie Martella, Youth Development Officer, on 9207 8559 or 0419 953 973 (Monday to Friday) or email