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Thank you for your interest in the AVID Student Speaker Competition.

The 2023 AVID Australia Student Speaker Competition invites all students at AVID schools to share their AVID inspiration story.

Whether through written word in an essay, poem, short story, or impassioned speech; or through a video or short film; song/rap; poster or work of art, students are encouraged to respond to one of the prompts below and share their AVID inspiration experience.

The winner will have the opportunity to deliver their story live at AVID Summer Institute, and will receive return travel to Melbourne and accommodation for the student and a parent or guardian (if from outside Melbourne).

Student Prompts

Share a story about…

  • What inspires you to learn

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

  •  An inspiring teacher

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Japanese proverb

  • How AVID inspires you

“AVID has given me the confidence to prove to myself that I can do it and follow my dreams.” An AVID student

How to Enter

Students will be required to complete and submit this Entry Form.

Carefully read this information before preparing and submitting your entry.


Students will need to be a current student at an AVID School.


All submissions must be original and clearly the students’ own work.

See the Entry Form for further details.

Judging Criteria

Judging criteria includes elements for originality, creativity, communication and production.

Important Dates

All submissions are due by 5 pm, 16 October 2023.

All entrants will be notified of the outcome of the competition by 5 pm, 20 October 2023.

Please direct any questions to AVID.Australia@vu.edu.au

See recent past winners of the Student Speaker Competition.

2022 – Dakota Squire

2019 – Rori Spaeth