KEY DATES 2023

PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

Eligibility

  • 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 esu@esu.cl 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 esu@esu.cl  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

OLYMPIAD GLOBAL ISSUES

May – June – Dates to be confirmed.

CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITIONS

July – Dates to be confirmed.

SPELLING BEE

August – Dates to be confirmed.

DEBATES TOURNAMENT

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.

DUOLOGUE & POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION

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.

ESU CALENDAR 2022