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 public speaking 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.
If you are a student and would like more information about The Chrystall Prize for Public Speaking, please speak to your school.
Read about the final of the 2018 competition.