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English Speaking Competition 2021

Effective communication is a key component of success. Fluency, eloquence, and the art of argumentation are core elements of communication required on all levels of education and professional careers. Practice makes permanent and the competitions motivate and provide the opportunity to safely exercise those skills in the real world and harness your highest potential.

CATEGORIES:

All groups will be divided into:

1. Non-Native English Speakers

2. Native English Speakers
or International School Student (studying for over 2 years)

for example:
A1 – Non-Native Speakers
and
A2 – Native or International School Student
(studying for over 2 years)

 

WHIZZ-KIDS

Registration Fee – USD 100

Group A: born in 2015 and 2016

Group B: born in 2014

Group C: born in 2013

Group D: born in 2012

Group E: born in 2011

Group F: born in 2010

Group G: born in 2009

HIGH-FLYERS

Registration Fee – USD 110

Group H: born in 2007 and 2008

Group I: born in 2005 and 2006

Group J:  born in 2003 and 2004

Group K:  born in 2002

ACHIEVERS

Registration Fee – USD 110

Group L: Full-Time/Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Registration Deadline:

16 May 2021

*Application Deadline: 16 May 2021
*Opening Ceremony: 16 May 2021
*First Round Video Submission Deadline: 16 May 2021
*First Round Results Announcement: 17 May 2021
*First Round Debrief: 16 May 2021
*Final Round Live: 22 May 2021
*Online Award Ceremony: 29 May 2021
*Final Round Debrief: 29 May 2021

General
  1. All live sessions will take place on the Zoom platform. Participants are advised to use a headset and be in a quiet space with a good Internet connection for better audio quality.
  2. Any video recordings of participants must be done in one take, with no editing or other post-production processes.
  3. Participants must not be native English speakers.
  4. Participants consent to the presentation and recorded Q&A session being used for educational, promotional, and other purposes.

Competition Format

  1. The competition is made up of two rounds:

– First Round
– Final Round

First Round

Participants are required to record a one-minute video with a speech on one of the following topics:

– Whizz-Kids: Free Topic
– High-Flyers: Goals are good for you.
– Achievers: Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. – Oscar Wilde

Participants will upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video and email the link by the submission deadline.

The email address will be provided in the instructions upon registration.

If the video is longer than one minute, the jury will only look at the first one minute and stop at precisely one minute.

Final Round

Selected participants will advance to the Final Round.

The Final Round will take place on the Zoom platform. Each participant will give a 1-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session with the judges.

The organisers will arrange the time slot for each presentation and Q&A session as per the competition schedule. The organisers reserve the right to change presentation times for any reason, including technical or other issues.

Participants shall enter the Zoom meeting waiting room at least 15 minutes before the start of their presentation. The Zoom meeting link or ID will be emailed in advance to participants. If participants do not receive a link at least 24 hours before their presentation, they should inform the organiser via email.

Each participant should use the background slide provided by the organisers and type in his/her full name in Zoom name field.

The Final Round will be open for the general public to observe.

AWARDS/PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES

Cash/Voucher Prizes:

– Grand Prize per Category – one participant in each category USD 200 Scholarship Voucher for the BCC BOOT CAMP

– First Prize for the winners in Groups A-M: USD 150 Scholarship Voucher for the BCC BOOT CAMP
(Score 90% or higher)

– Second Prize in Groups A-M: USD 100 Scholarship Voucher for the BCC BOOT CAMP
(Score 85-89%)

– Third Prize in Groups A-M: USD 70 Scholarship for the BCC BOOT CAMP
(Score 80-84%)

Diplomas and Certificates:

– First, Second, and Third Prize Diploma in each Group

  • Special Diploma: Most Creative Speech
  • Special Diploma: Best Speaker
  • Special Diploma: Best Use of Body Language

– Individual Judge’s Diploma

– Certificate of Honour Award

– Certificate of Participation

– Impeccable Manners Award Diploma

– Teacher Award Diploma

Cultural Encounters

Including You and Others