Soapbox National Competition
The Europe Direct Soapbox Competition will take place on 27 November 2018.
The term soapbox originates in the use of an empty crate as a platform by speakers to give speeches, often impromptu, to passers-by from around the turn of the last century. The most famous location for soapbox oratory is Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, London, which has been a setting for public speaking since the 1870s.
Regional prizes and the overall prizes of €1,000 are sponsored by the European Commission Representation in Ireland.