2022 NEW SPEAKER COMPETITION - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
APPLY HERE

Each year Appita holds a New Speaker Competition. The purpose of the Appita New Speaker Contest is to provide an opportunity for first-time presenters to develop their presentation skills and present in front of a large audience as part of their ongoing career development.

In the lead up to the competition, preliminary finals are held in New Zealand and Australia. Winners from the Australian and New Zealand preliminary finals will advance to the ANZ finals which will be hosted by the Appita Young Professionals as a virtual event.

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a current Appita membership (non-members are invited to join to become eligible)
  • Must be a first-time presenter - individual who has never presented at a conference or will be presenting for the first time outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution

Prizes
The winners of the runoff competitions will receive a plaque and complimentary registration to attend the Appita Annual Conference.

The winner of the New Speaker Finals will receive a professional development grant valued at $2,000. The grant must be used for a career development activity . This could include overseas travel, attending a training course, conference or for mill visits and visits to research institutions, etc. It could also be used as an add-on to work-related travel, however, must be used within the next 12 months.

First three entrants of the new speaker runoff competition receive complimentary registration to the Proteus 1/2 Day Presenting with Confidence Course - Thur 29th Sept 2022
Registration closes 24 Aug, 2022

COMPETITION DATES

2022 New Speakers’ Competition Runoff New Zealand - APPLY NOW
27th October 2022, Copthorne Hotel, Starts 6:00 pm
Winner will receive a plaque and cash prize and runner-up receives a cash prize

2022 New Speakers’ Competition Runoff Australia - APPLY NOW
27th October 2022, via zoom, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Winner will receive a plaque and cash prize and runner-up receives a cash prize

2022 New Speakers’ Competition Finals - Virtual Event Aus vs New Zealand!
1st December 2022, 12:30 pm via Zoom
The winner will receive a $2,000 professional development grant and an award plaque.
The runner-up will receive a $1,000 professional development grant and an award plaque.

Interested in Sponsoring?
Companies are invited to support our young industry professionals by sponsoring the event.

For sponsorship enquiries please contact:
Karen Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the NZ Section New Speakers’ Competition.
Jenny Ponter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Appita Australia New Speakers’ Competition