We are excited to announce that the annual Junior Individual Public Speaking Championships is scheduled to be a remote event on 30 April (Saturday). Please read on for further details of the format and registration logistics.
As in past years, there are three compulsory categories, namely Persuasive Speaking, Interpretive Reading and Impromptu Speaking. Persuasive Speaking and Interpretive Reading will be done and submitted as taped videos uploaded — as unlisted videos — onto YouTube from 15 to 17 April 2022 (Sunday), whereas the last category will be conducted live on Zoom on 30 April 2022 (Saturday). Please refer to the attached slides for the exact time limits and rules of each category. More details about the video submission process and a technical guide will be released in due course.
Each school can enrol six junior students maximum. Students up to current Secondary 3/ Year 10/Grade 9 are eligible for Junior competitions. Each school is also expected to supply one adjudicator for every three nominated students (in other words, two adjudicators for sending four, five or six students) to judge the taped videos and the live impromptu rounds. Please note that for junior competitions, senior students can be registered to judge. More guidelines on the judging criteria and approaches will be sent out after the registration period ends. A registration fee of HKD50 per student is applicable to facilitate the running of the tournament.
Please fill in the Google Form by 1 April, 2022 (Friday) for registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFadSCVPfUHbzHFOvFWxcESe-nI0YBHCBLOHQHhdzzCcCw2A/viewform?usp=sf_link
The important dates are as follows:
1 April 2022 (Fri): Registration deadline
15 April – 17 April: Submission of taped videos of Persuasive Speaking and Interpretive Reading on YouTube
20 April – 27 April: Judging period
27 April (Wed): Return of the ballots from judges through google form
30 April (Sat): Live Impromptu Speaking preliminary rounds + Finals
The following is the tentative schedule of the competition day on 30 April (Saturday).
9:00 – 9:30 – Registration
9:30 – 11:00 – Live Impromptu Speaking Preliminary Rounds on Zoom
11:00 – 11:30 – Break
11:30 – 14:00 – Finals (Top three in all three categories will perform live)
14:00 – 15:00 – Announcement of Results
Thank you for your attention. We highly look forward to your participation so we can continue to nurture young public speaking talent in Hong Kong.
Coaches for WIDPSC Team Hong Kong
Junior WIDPSC Pamphlet 2022: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yxq4ekq6BhiudZXCp9RuYayO7E_j5sL7-OTJ9jYdlnE/edit?usp=sharing