Two of the annual activities of all POWERtalk Chapters are the Speech Contest
and the Writing Contest. These are purely voluntary for all members. The winner
at each Chapter advances to the Council competition, then Region, and finally International.
1996 Fredericton member Shelley Petley placed second in the non-fiction category of the International Writing
Contest. She accepted her award at the annual convention in Glasgow, Scotland.
1998 Fredericton's Bob Bruce represented Colonial Region at the International Speech Contest in Minneapolis.
2002 Shelley Petley placed 3rd at the Northeast Region Speech Contest in Niagara Falls.
In 2004 Shelley Petley won the non-fiction category of the Northeast
Region Writing Contest in Boston.
In 2006 Bill Petley represented Council 1 at the Northeast Region
Speech Contest in Newark.
In 2007 Shelley Petley won the Northeast Region Speech Contest and
was one of six finalists at the international competition in Brisbane, Australia.
In 2011 Sharon Cowan won both
the Region and International Writing Contests for non-fiction.
In 2015 Shelley Petley placed
2nd in the International Writing Contest for non-fiction.