• One participant per school is eligible to enter the PSC 2023.
  • Participants must be students from an ESU member school.
  • Participants must be aged between 16 and 20 at the time of the competition.
  • Participants must be passport holders or permanent residents of Chile.

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 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  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.

31 May (Wednesday) – PSC Online Teacher Workshops. Public Speakings Activity Badge. See PDF. 16:00-17:00 or 19:00-20:00.


18 April – Announce CWC theme/prompts.

18 May – Closing date for school registration of participant(s): 1 for ages 12-15 and 1 for ages 16-19.

20-27 May – Round 1 judging (virtual.)

1 June – CWC Semifinalists announced.

10 June – CWC Semifinals/Final Event (in person) – workshop activitites / Final judging / Awards. (Venue to be announced in Santiago)


June 6, 7 & 8 – Global Challenge “Getting Started” Workshop

July 28 – Final Registration Deadlin (1 team per school)

August 11 – Video Submission Deadline

August 25 – Online Award Ceremony


1-14 August – Pre-registration for Spelling Bees.

25 August – Final registration for participating schools and their participants (1 per grade level)

31 August (Thursday) – Semifinal/Final Heats 3rd, 4th, 5th grades.

1 September (Friday) – Semifinal/ Final Heats, 6th, 7th, 8th grades.


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.

13 October – In-person Semifinals and Finals for Duologue Competition. Venue to be announced.

25 – 26 October – In-person Semifinals and Finals for Poetry Recitation Competition. Venue to be announced.