Since 1992 a Most Promising Speaker has been named each year at the conclusion of the National Finals of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships.  The Most Promising Speaker receives the Rosemary Dixon Cup:

The Rosemary Dixon Cup
Named in Honour of Rosemary Dixon
President, NZ Schools’ Debating Council, 1990-4
Convenor, World Schools’ Debating Championships, 1994
Coach, World Schools’ Debating Champions, 1991 and 1992
Former Captain, NZ Debating Team

1992: Jane Friel (Viard College, Porirua)
1993: Joanne Wilson (Rangitoto College)
1994: Joseph McLean (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
1995: Angela Ballantyne (Wellington Girls’ College)
1996: Rob Morton (Palmerston North Boys’ High School)
1997: Emma Bennett (Columba College, Dunedin)
1998: Ranald Clouston (Kapiti College)
1999: Ravin Wickramasinghe (St Patrick’s College, Silverstream)
2000: Jordan Ward (St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton)
2001: Jeremy Johnson (Christ’s College)
2002: Kate Eastwood (Kerikeri High School)
2003: Polly Higbee (St Hilda’s Collegiate School)
2004: Pei Huang (Karamu High School)
2005: Eliana Gray (Nayland College)
2006: Samuel Bookman (St Kentigern College)
2007: Kurt Purdon (Otago Boys’ High School)
2008: Luke Craven (Bethlehem College)
2009: Cameron Price (Napier Boys’ High School)
2010: Kimberley Savill (Nayland College)
2011: Christopher Jury (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
2012: Callum Lo (Lindisfarne College)
2013: Georgina Lomax-Sawyers (Buller High School)
2014: Rhaz Solomon (Wanganui High School)