There’s Still Time to Enter the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition

The Senior Finalists for CYSA 2012. Photo by Martin Schwalbe

Across the country, youth are hard at work on their Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) presentations….but there’s still time for others to enter this prestigious agricultural public-speaking event.

This year’s competition takes place Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. CYSA President Kimberly McCaw, says if you’re between 11 and 24 years of age and are passionate about agriculture, or know someone who is, we want to hear from you.

Click here to see the winning entries from last year’s event.

The entry deadline is Monday, September 30.

“We have an excellent group of speakers who have already registered for the competition, but the stronger and deeper the field, the better the competition will be,” says McCaw.

Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture contestants prepare and deliver a five- to seven-minute speech, in English or French, on one of five agriculture-related topics. Cash prizes are awarded to the six finalists in both the Junior Competition (ages 11-15) and Senior Competition (ages 16-24). All Canadians of these ages are eligible to enter.

For information about the 29th annual CYSA competition, including available topics, competition rules, accommodations assistance and registration, visit



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