• APPLICATION DUE DATE: April 11, 2022 (11:59pm Pacific Time)
  • JABC Award for Oratory and Presentation Skills - $2,500

    Oratory and presentation skills are keys to success in business and community leadership. This award recognizes achievement in the development of speaking and presentation skills. This year, up to four (4) students will be awarded $2,500 each to further their post-secondary education. Award winners will present their speeches at the annual Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies to be held on June 7, 2022.
  • Eligibility & Requirements

    To be eligible for this award, you must:

    ⦿ Not have received this award previously
    ⦿ Have participated in JA Company Program or JA Titan (prior to 2020) or Discover Your Pitch or JA Investment Strategies Program or JA Be Entrepreneurial in the last five years
    ⦿ Reside in B.C.
    ⦿ Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident


    You must submit the following:

    ⦿ Completed online application
    ⦿ 90 second video
    ⦿ Transcript of your speech
    ⦿ An updated resume
    ⦿ Media consent form

    If selected as a winner, you are expected to commit to the following activities:

    ⦿ Participate in a presentation coaching session with a JA sponsor
    ⦿ Present your speech at the 2022 Business Laureates of B.C. Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremonies to be held on June 7, 2022
    ⦿ Provide a current headshot and brief biography (100 words max.) outlining your educational background and involvement with JA
  • Application & Judging Criteria

    Application Criteria:

    Tell us a story about your JA experience by answering one of the following questions. Make sure you explain the impact on your life and/or career plans.

    ⦿ What did you enjoy the most about participating in JA?
    ⦿ What was your biggest surprise while participating in JA?
    ⦿ What was your most memorable JA moment?
    ⦿ How did participating in JA help you to develop your skills and prepare you for your future career?

    Judging Criteria:

    Your video submission will be evaluated based on the following:

    ⦿ Communication (voice level and tone; pace; flow and organization of thoughts)
    ⦿ Content (addressing the award topic; authentic level of interest demonstrated; personal opinion incorporated)
    ⦿ Presentation (eye-contact; posture and gestures; appropriate attire; authencity)
    ⦿ Quality of video (lighting and sound; neutral background; video resolution)

    Resources for public speaking and speech writing can be found at toastmasters.org.
  • Notification and Recognition

    Winners will receive a certificate and a bursary cheque in the amount of $2,500 to further their post-secondary education. Winners will be notified in early May.

    JA British Columbia is an inclusive organization and we welcome submissions from all qualified applicants. JABC will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other grounds prohibited by the B.C. Human Rights Code.