What's Your Point?

What's your point

What's Your Point? is a speech competition open to anyone aged between 12 and 25 living within the Perth metro area. There are three age categories; 12-15 years, 16-19 years and 20-25 years, with prizes awarded in each category.

Entries for 2019 will open in January. Check back for competition dates.

The topic for 2019 will be Equality is a Myth. Start brainstorming now!

Entrants will submit a written copy of a 2-4 minute speech responding to the topic. Finalists will present their speech at the presentation evening, date to be announced. The audience will vote for the 'People's Choice Award'.

Proudly sponsored by Westbooks.

Conditions of entry:

  • Open to entrants 12-25 years old
  • Submitted in English, typed in a clear 12 point font, double-spaced
  • Must be submitted with entry form
  • One individual entry only
  • Entries may consist of work undertaken to meet entrant's study, but must be the entrant's sole work, or be written purely for the competition
  • Entries must include citations and references where necessary
  • Entries containing plagiarised content will be disqualified
  • Length: 2-4 minutes speaking time (must not be longer than 4 minutes)
  • Entrant's name is not to appear on the entry

Judging criteria:

  • Writing quality and structure of response
  • Understanding of the topic
  • Persuasive argument and clearly articulated point of view
  • Presentation and rebuttal of counterarguments
  • Originality

The Entry Form and Terms and Conditions will be available to downlad here.

Past Events  


From 15 October - 17 November 2018, Manning and South Perth Libraries has a dedicated student study space. So grab your study buddies and work together at the library without distractions.

  • large tables
  • free WiFi
  • power sockets available
  • free tea and coffee - BYO mug 

Room updates during this time @southperthlib #southperthlibraries #wacestudyspace

WACE Exam Timetable and past Exam Papers are available through Student Box

Check this page regularly for special events for teens. You can find out about our usual programs by clicking the Kids and Teens icon on the homepage.

Mentor Me

Thursday 14 April, 1-4pm

South Perth Library

Mentor Me gives young people aged 12-18 the opportunity to book in for a free 30 minute 1-on-1 session with a creative mentor

Deb Fitzpatrick is an author with novels published for children, young adults and adults. She also teached writing and editing.

Campbell Whyte is an illustrator and comic maker and has had work exhibited both locall and internationally.

To book, call 94740 800 or 9474 0800 for a 30 minute session.

For Ages 12-18. FREE

Franken Friday

Friday 15 April, 4-8pm

South Perth Library

Franken toy making, Frankfurt Feast & Frankenweenie the movie.

For ages 12-18. FREE

For full program details


Youth Week

Different Not Weird Careers Expo

Monday, April 13 at South Perth Library

This is not your average careers expo!

Guest speakers include a Storyteller, Fish Doctor, Funeral Director and more to be announced. Evening includes presentations, prizes, food, swap shop and recycled reads.

Don't forget to bring an item to swap at the Swap Shop or Recycled Reads (items can include books, magazines, comics, clothes, bags and accessories.

Ultimate Hang - Library Edition

Friday, April 17 at South Perth Library

Take everything you know about libraries and now forget it all!

Grab a mate and enter the Library after hours for good tunes, games, food and prizes galore. Also not to be missed is the Twister Tournament and a massive Scavenger Hunt actually inside the Library!