Multilingual Rhetoric Contest
This speech competition allows students, in 7th year and beyond, and with or without migration background, to use and strengthn their linguistic and cultural diversity. Our experiences over the last few years have shown us that participants are able to strengthen their cultural awareness through these public speech contests. The young participants return to school more confident and with important experiences under their belt!
The participating students give short speeches focusing on one of the potential themes, putting their rhetorical abilities to the test. During their speeches, students must switch between their first/ mother tongues and a second language. Examples of second languages that students can use include Turkish, Serbian, Chinese, English, Arabic, and others, which then need to be switched with German. The jury will consider the students’abilities both in German and in their second language of choice.
Click here to find photos of the award ceremony.
Details for the 2020/21 competition
The 2020/21 “SAG’S MULTI” contest will be lead by the ORF for the first time. This year complete contests, including preliminary rounds, main rounds, final rounds with a prize winner, will take place in each Austrian state. The students enter three categories based on their grade. An Austria-wide finale in June will bring the event to a close.
Registration period: October 22—November 22, 2020
The topic for the speech contest is:
“Who, if not us? When, if not now?”
Further themes to choose from are listed on the website for “SAG’S MULTI!”
The speeches from the main rounds of all participants are available on the YouTube channel “SAG’S MULTI! – Reden der Teilnehmer*innen”.
Information on the competition and tips on how to create a speech are available on the YouTube channel “SAG’S MULTI!“.