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The third annual Dutch Week Speech Competition is approaching fast! Dutch and Dutch heritage students in Years 9-13 are encouraged to participate in this rewarding competition.

The winner wins a trip to Wellington to spend a day as a youth ambassador, accompanying the Ambassador, as well as other fantastic prizes. You don’t want to miss this unique experience.

The theme for this year's competition is "New Zealand: My Dutch Past. My Dutch Future." (Re)connect with your Dutch whakapapa and celebrate your cultural roots.


Deliver the speech in either Dutch or English – whatever you’re most comfortable with. Please note the following speech duration requirements:

For students in Years 9-11, speeches must be between 2 and 3 minutes long.
For students in Years 12-13, speeches must be between 3 and 4 minutes long.

The finals of the competition will be a hybrid event hosted at St Peter's in Cambridge on the evening of May 5th. As we have entries from all over New Zealand the actual delivery of speeches will be live via Zoom,


To enter submit a pre-entry video of your speech by 11:59 pm on April 30th.


Upload your video entry to compete

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