15 January 2024
The competition encourages children to communicate in a fun and natural way
The VoiceBox 2024 competition is now open for primary aged children across Scotland to share their best joke.
VoiceBox is a national joke telling competition for primary school children developed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), designed to raise awareness of the fun and importance of communication.
Glenn Carter, Head of RCSLT Scotland, said: “As we launch VoiceBox, we celebrate the importance of communication and the incredible potential within every child. Humour has the power to connect us, underscoring the importance of speech and language in our lives.
We hope that this initiative will bring joy and laughter to kids across Scotland regardless of their background or communication difficulties.”
Running from now until 1 April 2024, the competition allows one entry per school. Finalists will be chosen across the 32 local authorities, with an in-person grand final compèred by comedian Zara Janjua at an event in the Scottish Parliament hosted by the Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Alison Johnstone MSP on 6 June 2024.
All finalists attending the event will receive £100 worth of HarperCollins books. The pupils with the three best jokes will receive a toy gift card worth up to £100 and £500 worth of Collins Big Cat books for their school.