Speaking 4 the Planet competition

Next date: Friday, 26 July 2024 | 12:00 AM

Speaking 4 the Planet 2024

What to expect

This arts-based competition, encourages school students to create a written, spoken or visual piece of work based on the theme: ‘Trees, Guardians of Life’.

You are encouraged to focus on the importance of your local bushland - for yourselves and your local community.

What is the age limit?

High-school-age students (12-18 years) are invited to participate.

Also, for the first time, teachers are invited to participate in the writing category!

What are the categories?

  • Speaking.
  • Writing.
  • Performance poetry.
  • Visual arts.

The closing date is on National Schools Tree Day: Friday 26 July 2024.

Winners will be announced on Saturday 31 August 2024.

Participants can go in the running to win gift vouchers for environmentally-friendly activities and items.

How to enter

Students are asked to prepare their entry about the benefits and importance of local trees.

Choose from:

  • Make a speech and video yourself performing it (maximum 4 minutes).
  • Compose a piece of prose (maximum 30 words).
  • Create a visual artwork.
  • Write a poem and video yourself performing it.

All entries to be submitted via the Speaking 4 the Planet website. 

Closing date for entries is 26 July 2024.

How does this impact Net Zero - energy, waste, transport

By encouraging students to get involved in net zero advocacy, we ensure a cleaner, more sustainable future for our planet.

Further information

Please read the Speaking 4 the Planet Support Package for more details.

Please contact Sally Eriksen, Sustainability Education Officer - Ku-ring-gai Council, if you have any questions. 

View last year's winners

Submit your entry


  • Friday, 26 July 2024 | 12:00 AM