The subject for the prepared speech shall be selected by the contestant. The speech must be substantially original and any quoted material must be so identified during the speech presentation.
The speech must be thematic in nature (opening, body and conclusion), not a monologue (series of one-liners).
Time: 5 to 7 minutes

2020

GEOFF KINSELA

2019

RITA DAVIS

2018

* not held *

2017

TOM WILDE

2016

TOM WILDE

2015

TOM WILDE

2014

KIM DAVIS

2013

TOM WILDE

2012

GREGORY STAIB

2011

SUE O'NEILL

2010

TOM WILDE

2009

SUE O'NEILL

2008

TOM WILDE

2007

TONY LE BAS

2006

BARBARA FARRELL

2005

BARBARA FARRELL

2004

DAVID BUCHAN

2003

RAY SELDON

2002

DAVID BUCHAN

2001

DAVID BUCHAN

2000

MAUREEN PATERSON

1999

PAUL STANDING

1998

BOB BUSH

1997

TOM WILDE

1996

JUDY MASSEY

1995

BOB BUSH

1994

TOM WILDE