2023’s theme for ESU Chile and all other country’s national competition is:
“Relations between nations are too important to be left to governments alone”
All participants will be required to deliver a prepared 5-minute speech on the theme on video, which is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for judges to view. Video must be received by 17 March for judges to begin their viewing.
Note, 2023’s PSC Semi-finalists National Competition and IPSC Competition does will include impromptu speech.
IPSC theme for ESU Chile winner to prepare a new speech for the IPSC competition is:
“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.”
PSC Dates/Deadlines to Mark on your calendar:
10 March 2023 – PSC Registration Deadline
17 March 2023 – PSC 5-min video Deadline (sent to email@example.com for judges to view/score)
20-24 March – 2023 PSC Round 1 judging (virtual)
24 March – Announcement of 2023 PSC top 10 Semifinalist participants (they will need to make arrangements to travel to the capital city, Santiago for in-person, face-to-face Semifinal and Final heats– venue to be announced)
31 March 2023 – PSC Semifinal and Final Heats– participants must be prepared to deliver their 5-minute prepared speech live, on stage, with an audience. 9:00-11:00 Semifinal Heats; 13:00-15:00 Final Heat. Venue to be announced.
01 April 2023 – PSC Chilean Participant is announced and invited to attend the IPSC at Royal Institute London UK
08-12 May: 2023 IPSC Royal Institute London UK
20 April & 18 May – PSC Teacher Workshops to assist public speaking skills and activities for interschool competitions for selecting PSC for 2024
July – Dates to be confirmed.
August – Dates to be confirmed.
18 – 28 July – World Schools Debating Championship will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
9 September – 1st Date.
30 September – 2nd Date.
7 October – 3rd Date & Quarterfinals.
28 October – Semifinals & Finals.
29 September – Duologue videos submission deadline.
1- 6 October – Round 1 (virtual) judging for Duologue competition.
6 October – Poetry Recitation videos submission deadline.
9 – 13 October – Round 1 (virtual) judging for Poetry Recitation competition.
12 or October (tbc) – In-person Semifinals and Finals for Duologue Competition. Venue to be announced.
26 – 27 October – In-person Semifinals and Finals for Poetry Recitation Competition. Venue to be announced.