What is it about?

What are your dreams? What would you like NZ (the World) to look like in the future?
  • It is a fact that world society is becoming more diverse. In New Zealand, we can see how the ETHNIC AND CULTURAL changes are TRANSFORMING our country.
  • It is a fact that New Zealand is one of the luckiest counties on the planet.
  • It is a fact that the opinions of young people are important.
It is hoped that the Wild Fire Dreamers Competition will enable  young people's ideas to be seen and heard
  • “Wild” - outside the box
  • “Fire” - sparks of energy and inspiration
Organised by “Talk to Me” bringing young people together
to explore and conceive new futures since 2015.

Share Your Idea and Win the First Prize

Free Entry

Any NZ Secondary School Students
Any International Students associated
with “Talk to Me”
Any Dreams or Ideas are allowed

Great Prizes

Grand Prize $1000NZD
3 “Highly Acclaimed Prizes” $500NZD each
One International Prize $500NZD

Opportunity to Grow

The winning entries
will be acknowledged and shared
across New Zealand and the World.


"The Future Belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope"
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Philosopher

Free Entry!

About Wild Fire Competition

Topic: My Dream for New Zealand

  • Your Ideas for New Zealand in the Future
  • How it could happen and the the first steps
  • For International Entrants – Your Ideas for the World in the Future
  • Register here

Dates

  • Presentations received from April 11 to 5.00pm May 25
  • Final Judging July 6th and July 7th
  • Prize Giving 11.30am on Saturday, July 7

Submission details

  • Entries can be in any form of communication; spoken word, multimedia. art, music, drama, dance
  • Finished work must take no more than 6 minutes to present
  • To enable judging the presentation should be in video form
    (created by Camera or Smartphone)
  • Presentations can be the work of one person or a group.

Competition Procedure

  • Judging – independent judges well-known in the Auckland community.
  • The ten entries judged the best will be invited to attend the final judging
  • Five winners will be chosen and the prizes presented

Competition Final Judging

  • The evening of Friday, July 6. 7.00pm to 9.30pm and the morning of Saturday, July 7th, 9.00am to 12.00noon
  • New Zealand finalists must attend to present their work, or in the case of video presentations, to introduce their work. Does not apply to overseas finalists.
  • Location; Centennial Hall, St Heliers Community Centre, St Heliers, Auckland
  • Prize Giving: 11.30am on Saturday, July 7
  • Winning Presentations will be distributed on social media and submitted to NZ news organisations.
  • If required coaching and filming will be offered to the winners to make their video presentations professional – similar to ‘Ted Talk’.

Previous years participants said

 
Awesome conference. Tackled big issues.
Can’t wait until the next one.
 

Aroha

 
The mix of absolute fun and important discussions was the best.
Everyone was friendly.
 

Nellie

This is a wonderful conference which is growing every year. Do you want to be part of something that will make a remarkable memory in your life? Do you want to be connected with a group of awesome youth around the world, be inspired and inspiring while enjoying wonderful activities? If your answers are yes, Talk to Me is just for you!

Joshua

 
Been to two Talk To Me Conferences.
They are the best and help me feel hopeful about the future.
 

Hugh

Why Talk to Me

The nature of young people is to be daring and adventurous. Creating this opportunity to meet and communicate with people from other countries, religions and cultures is very exciting. The 'Talk To Me Conference' is a step in the right direction. Who knows what it might lead to in issues of peace, justice and sustainability? Who knows what significant friendships will be formed?

Our Mission
  • To celebrate human diversity and equality
  • To recognise individual creativity and freedom of expression
  • To better understand our own talents and how to share them across cultures
  • To enhance cultural understanding amongst NZ and International young adults
  • To build bridges of understanding of friendship across cultures

Talk to Me Develops Your Skills

Public Presentation
87%
Creativity
93%
Communication Skill
77%
Understanding Others Cultures
92%

* According to participants’ feedbacks of 2015-2017 “Talk to Me” projects.

ARE YOU CREATIVE ENOUGH? ARE YOU A UNSTOPPABLE DREAMER?