Public Speaking Competition





On Saturday March 16th 2019 MAR held a most successful 17thPublic Speaking Competition. The standard was of an extremely high standard.

1st prize of a Trophy and £150 went to Daphne Kaz.                              Sponsored by SI Stratford upon Avon

2nd Prize of a Trophy and £75 went to Maria McNamara                        Sponsored by SI Solihull

3rd Prize of a Trophy and £25 went to Hugh Jones                                 Sponsored by SI Kidderminster

The Special Achievement trophy went to Megan Fletcher                     Sponsored by SI Coventry.

We were honoured to have with us the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of Solihull,                                    Sue Williams our Federation President and many other Federation Officers.

My grateful thanks go to my committee and fellow Soroptimists who enabled the day to be most successful.


Midland Arden Region Public Speaking Competition 2019

Midland Arden Region’s 17th Public Speaking Competition
Saturday 16th March 2019
Venue – Crowne Plaza Hotel
               16 Homer Road
                Solihull B91 3QD
Time – 1.30 pm for 1.45 pm prompt start.
Girls and Boys aged 14 years to 18 years from Non Fee paying schools in the Midland Arden Region are welcome to take part.
1st Prize Trophy plus £150
2nd Prize Trophy plus £75
3rd Prize Trophy plus £25
All contestants receive a £25 Book Token from their sponsoring club.
Please come along to support and be inspired by these young people.
Further information from – – competition organiser.



Saturday 17th March 2018, saw eleven inspirational entrants to this year’s Midland Arden Region Schools Public Speaking Competition  The event was held at Rugby Council Chamber. Rugby
The winner was Sinead McCall sponsored by SI Stratford  whose chosen Topic was Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery.   How can we stop it?
2nd Prize went to Vanshika.  Sponsored by SI Rugby
Her chosen topic – Miracles do Happen.
3rd Prize was awarded to Tamanna Janjua sponsored by SI Solihull
 Her chosen Topic –   Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery.   How can we Stop it
A special achievement award was given to Daud Ahmed  sponsored by SI Coventry
All the candidates spoke most eloquently and were a joy to listen to.





Rugby Council Chamber


Town Hall


Evreaux Way


Rugby CV21 2RR

          Saturday March 17th 2018  


Commencing at 1.45 pm (prompt)

The competition is open for girls and boys from non fee paying schools in the region.

Prizes are=

1st prize £150 plus a trophy

2nd prize £75 plus a trophy

3rd prize £25 plus a trophy

All candidates receive a book token from their sponsoring club plus a certificate of achievement.

Every body is welcome to attend and to enjoy the event and support the candidates. Entrance £3 which includes a programme and refreshments during the interval.


On Saturday 3rd February 2018, Solihull and District Club will be holding its annual Solihull Schools Public Speaking Competition.  This takes place in the Council Chamber, Solihull commencing at 1pm.  The competition is split between intermediates 11-13 years and 14-18 years.  Winners of both categories keep a trophy for the school for a year, with the senior winner becoming the Club’s representative at the Regional Public Speaking Competition.  Members from other clubs in the Region are very welcome to come along.

SI Midland Arden celebrates its 15th Public Speaking Competition


Midland Arden Region’s 15th Public Speaking Competition was held at the prestigious Birmingham Council Chamber on Saturday 25th March 2017.

We were honoured to also have present to mark the 15th anniversary, Federation President Ann Hodgson, Past International President Ann Garvie, Past Federation Presidents Ann Dawson, Jenny Vince, Joan Smyth who was present at our very 1st competition in 2003 and Su Roxburgh Midland Arden Region President.

Eleven young people, girls and boys aged 14-18 yrs from Non Fee Paying Schools across the Midland Arden Region took part.

1st prize of  £150  plus the trophy went to Thomas Woodland, sponsored by SI Stratford upon Avon his chosen topic was “Have women’s rights gone too far”

2nd  prize of £75 plus a trophy went to Jude Radley,  sponsored by SI Leamington & Warwick, his chosen topic was “Migration how open should our doors be”.

3rd prize of £25 plus a trophy was awarded to Daniel Harrison, sponsored by SI Solihull & District. His chosen topic was “What does Brexit mean to young people?”

All our contestant were given a £25 book token from their sponsoring clubs.



MAR Public Speaking Competition 2017

This years competition will be on the 25th March.

Venue: Birmingham Council Chambers, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

Times: Arrival – 1.15pm for a 1.45pm start.  Refreshments available at 3pm. Finish approx. 4.30pm

Admission by programme only priced £3 per programme, including refreshments

Federation President Ann Hodgson along with Ann Garvie, Jenny Vince and Ann Dawson will all be present



MAR Public Speaking Competition 2016

Saturday 12th March, 1:30 for 2 pm start.  14th Annual MAR Public Speaking Competition for 14-18 year old pupils from state schools.  Dudley Council Chambers, Dudley Council, House, Priory Rd, Dudley, DY1 1HF.