NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

The Public Speaking Academy, a corporate entity, is a fast growing local and regional influence in the personal and professional training domain. Focused on accentuating the aggregate confidence of individuals to express and impress, the PUBLIC SPEAKING ACADEMY is honored to receive the strong support of Education Institute as We begin efforts in transforming the public speaking culture Into a more vibrant one.

This year the Public Speaking Academy is into the sixth year, organizing the National Public Speaking Competition for the secondary and tertiary education levels. We believe that through a mutual learning environment the contestants’ competency in public speaking can then be raised to a higher level at an accelerated pace.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

  1. To encourage contestants to hone their public speaking skills on a Nation-wide platform.
  2. To foster closer bonds among contestants and enthusiasts in a conducive and interactive environment.
  3. To showcase the varied talents of contestants and allow for facilitated skills exchange.
  4. To challenge the contestants to think fast on their feet and respond cogently to an impromptu speech topic.

 

The differentiating elements between the National Public speaking Competition and that of other public speaking contests held at similar or smaller scales are:

  1. The larger platform created allows for key stakeholders to congregate and Pool resources to effect a greater and accelerated change,
  2. Instead of admitting only one representative per school, the organizing Committee of the National Public speaking Competition admits up to 10 representatives per school to encourage more students to experience the benefits of public speaking through the competition.

DETAILS OF THE NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

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Each school is allowed to send a maximum number of 10 contestants to them in the National Public speaking competition 2017. Due to the limited number of Contestants who can represent their schools, schools are encouraged to conduct their internal selection for their representatives.

The Qualifying Round will allow the professional panel of adjudicators to select 10 contestants to advance into the Grand Finals. In the Grand finals, the champion will be crowned 2017 National champion of Public speaking. The 1st -runner up and 2nd runner up will also be selected in the Grand Finals. All finalists will be awarded a trophy for their excellence in advancing into the finals.

NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION CONTEST COMPONENT

National prepared speech component

Objectives : To provide a platform for students to showcase their public speaking skills and allow them to learn from fellow contestants, to apply the various speech genres (narrate: persuasive: Inspirational, informative) in their speeches; to exercise discipline and to craft a speech and impress the professional judges within a time limit.

Speech duration: 3 to 4 mins

 

National Impromptu speech component
Objectives: to hone the critical thinking skills of contestants as they discuss and analyses an impromptu topic, to observe elements for effective speech and think fast on their feet for coherent delivery.

Speech duration 1 to 2 mins

 

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Eligibility:

  1. Contestants must be within the age group of the respective contest levels Secondary (12 to 17 years old)
  2. The contestants must be registered with the organizers before the Stipulated deadline, 01 October 2017, 2359 hrs.
  3. Contestants must not plagiaries speeches from print media or selected Website. Their speeches should be at least 70 to 80% original Any Quoted material should be stated in the speech or given prior notice to the Organizers
  4. Contestants must be of good standing (i e full bine student pursuing a Secondary education in an approved institution)

TIMING SEQUENCE

There will be a timing device stationed at the contest venue on the day of the competition. For the National prepared speech component contestants must speak for at least 3 mins and not beyond 4 mins 30 secs If contestants do not adhere to the timing stipulated above, they will be disqualified.

 

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Upon seeing the red light, contestants are to sum up their respective speeches within 30 secs. Beyond which, they will be disqualified from the competition. No buzzer or ringing devices will be rendered to signify that the contestant has spoken over the time limit.

For the National Impromptu speech component contestants must speak for atleast 1 ma and not beyond 2 mins 30 secs If contestants do not adhere to the
timing stipulated above, they will be disqualified.

 

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In the event where contestants would like to raise a point objection or protest during the competition, he/she may do so by raising it to the chief Adjudicator/Tournament Director All protests will be limited to the discussion of the panel of adjudicators Upon which, the judges’ decision will be finalized and no further protest may be entertained Protest may only be lodged on grounds of originality and eligibility.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

In the spirit of the National Public Speaking Competition, contestants are to refrain from using potentially offensive language in their speeches. The themes for their speeches should avoid sensitive issues such as:

  • Religious issues
  • Political issues
  • Racial issues
  • Gender and sexual innuendoes

 

In the event where contestants would like to raise a point of objection or protest during the competition, he/ she may do so by raising it to the Chief Adjudicator/ Tournament Director. All protests will be limited to the discussion of the panel of adjudicators. Upon which, the judges’ decision will be finalised and no further protest may be entertained. Protest may only be lodged on grounds of originality and eligibility.

TIME AND DATE FOR THE NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

Level of contest Date & Time Venue
Qualifying rounds 28 October 2016, 2pm Singapore Human Resources Institute
The Verge
2 Serangoon Road, Level 6, S(218227)
Grand Finals 4 November 2016, 2pm Singapore Human Resources Institute
The Verge
2 Serangoon Road, Level 6, S(218227)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND CONTEST DUES

Each school is allowed a maximum number of 10 contestants.Please complete the registration form below and email the completed form to npsc2016@hotmail can by 30 September 2016, 23:59 hrs inclusive All late submissions of registration forms will not be entertained by the Public speaking Academy For inquiries , please send an email to npsc2016@hotmail.com

The registration fee for each contestant is SGD $50.00. The registration fee will be used to cover expenses for the below:

  1. Venue booking for the Grand Finals
  2. Certificates and trophies
  3. Administrative arrangements

In order to streamline the payment process, an e-invoice will be sent to the School for payment on 4 November 2016 Alternatively, schools who wish to opt -out of the e-invoice payment protocol may indicate in the registration form below that Payment by cash or cheque is preferred. The organizing committee will then notify you via email on the subsequent procedure(s) Please be informed that once the registration form has been sent to us, it Will be deemed as finalized and an invoice will be generated accordingly. Schools may not withdraw or increase the number of student participants. In addition, each school IS responsible for the attendance of their registered contestant(s). If any Contestants does not turn up for the Qualifying Rounds for whatever reason(s), the registration fee for that particular contestant will nevertheless be chargeable. Schools are allowed to have replacements made for registered Contestant(s) who cannot make it for the Qualifying Rounds by serving notice to the Organizers on the day of the Qualifying rounds itself.

Thank you very much for your kind attention. I look forward to your enthusiastic and passionate participation in the event Please feel free to contact myself for any inquiries regarding the competition.

 

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