Chrystall Carter was Legal Adviser to the Trust for nine years, and then Deputy Legal Secretary, until her sudden and untimely death in 1999. This competition was set up by her husband Richard in her memory, to mark her commitment to the girls themselves, her pleasure in their success and her belief in the power of argument.
Year 11 students speak for up to seven minutes on their allocated topic. This is followed by questions from the audience for up to three minutes. The winner receives a £100 book token.
Read about the winner of the 2017 prize, Anya Grayson of Sheffield High School.
If you are a student and would like more information about The Chrystall Prize for Public Speaking, please speak to your school.