WYNSPEAK, a youth public speaking competition for secondary school students in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, was established to provide students with an opportunity to practice and test their public speaking skills in front of a live audience. Through this comprehensive program students develop a skill for life. Since the inauguration of Wynspeak, over 1000 students have participated.
The competition is designed for secondary students who:
  • Want to improve their public speaking skills.

  • Want to test their public speaking ability against students from other schools.

  • Want to compete for cash prizes and trophies for the best speakers.

As a joint project between Hoppers Crossing Apex and the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing, WYNSPEAK has also partnered with the Rotary Clubs of Altona City, Caroline Springs and Melton. Local Toastmasters Clubs provide support with adjudication.
  • Student Nominations Due:  31 March 2023
  • Round 1: Thur 27 April, Thomas Carr Catholic Regional College, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit 
  • Round 2: Tue 2 May, Good News Lutheran College, 580 Tarneit Road, Tarneit
  • Round 3: Thur 4 May, Altona Civic Theatre, Civic Parade, Altona
  • Round 4: Tue 9 May, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, 2 Fraser Street, Hoppers Crossing
  • Round 5: Thur 11 May, Bacchus Marsh Grammar, 37 S Maddingley Rd, Bacchus Marsh
  • Round 6: Tue 16 May, Mackillop Catholic Regional College, Russel Street, Werribee
  • Round 7: Thur 18 May, Lakeview Senior College- Caroline Springs, College Road, Caroline Springs
  • Round 8: Tue 23 May, Tarneit Senior College, 861 Leakes Road, Tarneit
  • WYNSPEAK Final: Fri. 2 June, Thomas Carr College Performing Arts Centre, 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit
Wynspeak Evolution 2023
From initiation in 2003, by the Rotary and Apex clubs of Hoppers Crossing, "Wynspeak" has expanded to involve over forty Western Region colleges annually. 
  • Provides a vehicle to assist young people to develop effective public speaking skills and self-confidence. Presentation skills are important in senior college, tertiary education, and in the workplace.

  • Involves both junior and senior students presenting prepared five-minute speeches on topics of their choice. 

  • Also includes presenting a two-minute speech on mystery topics drawn out of a hat with minimal preparation time.

  • Has proven to be very popular with both students and colleges. 

  • Commences on April 27, 2023 with entry free to all attendees.

  • Schedule and venues are listed above.