PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION IN KIROVOGRAD 2015

The Conveners of the English-Speaking Union in Ukraine and All-Ukraine newspaper “English language and Culture” have great pleasure in announcing the beginning of the National Public Speaking Competition 2014-2015.

The competition will run from 1 October 2014 until 13 February 2015 at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Kirovograd State Pedagogical University in Kirovograd, Ukraine.

The competition is open to students aged between 16 and 20 in full-time education at the time of the competition. Competitors must be passport holders of Ukraine and must have a valid foreign passport or travel document. 

The winner of the National Public Speaking Competition will represent Ukraine in the International Public Speaking Competition that will be held in May 2015 in London.

The Competition consists of 3 Rounds

 

Round 1 15 November 2014

To apply for the competition a student should

  1. send a filled in application form (in English and Ukrainian) by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com
  2. make a video presentation (in Englishon the topic ”To Be Human is to Discuss”, save it on Youtube, and in the application form indicate the reference to it, send the application form by email to: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com

 

Please, take the application form on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

 

Requirements for the video presentation:

  • Full length shot, formal style
  • Presentation should be  shot indoors, in one place, at one time in sequence
  •  Presentation should last for 3 minutes
  • It is not allowed to use animation, pictures, accompanying music, any arranging and editing
  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech

The presentations, which do not meet the above mentioned requirements will not be taken into consideration.

The Deadline for application forms and video presentations is 15 November 2014.

The results of Round 1 will be announced on 20 December 2014 on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua  and the semi-finalists will be invited to take part in Round 2.

 

Round 2 Semi-Final   12 February 2014

  1. Debate game.
  2. Presentation of impromptu speech

Debate and presentation of the speech will be held in one day.

Five possible topics for debates will be announced in advance for participants to have time for thorough preparation. They will be sent to the semi-finalists by email. The actual topic for debate will be chosen from five possible only on the day of the debate game.

 

Requirements for the impromptu speech:

  • Participants will receive their topics 10 minutes in advance of giving their speech.
  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech.
  • Speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous.
  • Speakers must avoid speeches that are likely to be perceived as diplomatic or highly political.
  • Each speaker will be allocated 3 minutes.

The results of Round 2 will be announced on 13 February 2015

Round 3 Final 13 February 2015

Presentation of the prepared speech.

The theme will be announced in December 2014 on the site http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

 

Requirements for the prepared speech:

  • Speakers may interpret the theme in any way they see it, but they should not use the theme as the title of the speech.
  • In choosing their title, speakers should not be afraid to be provocative, hard-hitting or humorous.
  • Speakers must avoid speeches that are likely to be perceived as diplomatic or highly political.
  • Each speaker will be allocated 5 minutes. Judges may penalize speakers who overrun. Marks will be deducted for speeches which vary more than 45 seconds either side of 5 minutes.
  • Each speech will be followed by the questions from members of the audience and the judging panel.

Please, feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

Contact details of the ESU Ukraine:

Website: http://www.esu-ua.org.ua

Email:esu.ukraine@yahoo.com  Tel.:+380509179515,+380672546400

The ESU Ukraine, Room 706, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, 1, Shevchenko Street, Kirovograd, 25006, Ukraine.

 

Contact details of newspaper English Language and Culture:

Email: english.1veresnya@gmail.com Tel.: (044) 5373200

The Editorial staff of the paper English Language and culture weekly:

2, Tymiriazievska Street, Kyiv, 01014, Ukraine.

 

Key dates:

15 November 2014            Round 1 Deadline for a filled in application form and video presentation.

20 December 2014            The results of Round 1

12 February 2015             Round 2 Semi-Final.

13 February 2015             Round 3 Final.