Write a Speech for the Prime Minister – Bursaries for Budding Speechwriters

Posted on 6 June 2012  |   Leave a comment

Could you write a speech for the PM?

The UK Speechwriters’ Guild is offering five bursaries* to attend their annual conference at the Bournemouth University Media School on Friday 21 September 2012.

This year’s conference, ‘Do Speeches Still Matter?’ will include contributions from US speechwriting expert, Chris Witt, political communications blogger, Dr Max Atkinson, and the speechwriter to the President of the European Investment Bank, Jan Sliva.

Topics to be discussed will include PowerPoint, demagoguery, humour and eulogies.

The UK Speechwriters’ Guild conference brings together leading professional speechwriters working in business and politics from across Europe.

The Guild supports the professional development of speechwriting skills through the sharing of experience.

Candidates wishing to be considered need submit a 200 word summary of their interest in speechwriting together with a speech, of no longer than 300 words, for the Prime Minister.

The subject can be either:

i) Why young people need to start their own business, or

ii) A vision for the future relationship between Britain and Europe

Entries need to be sent in a Word file by 1 September 2012 to: info@ukspeechwritersguild.co.uk.

The entries will be judged by Dr David McQueen, Lecturer in Politics & Media at Bournemouth University Media School, Dr Johann Siebers, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Communication at the University of Central Lancashire and Brian Jenner, from the UK Speechwriters’ Guild.

Successful candidates will be informed by email before 7 September 2012

For more details of conference go to: http://speechesmatter.eventbrite.co.uk/

*To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled in full-time education (UK or overseas). Bursaries cover the cost of registering for the conference on Friday 21 September 2012; they do not include lunch or accommodation.

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