Public speaking competition

  • In this section you will find our Registration Forms and helpful downloadable Event PDFs.
  • A SIGNED Parental Consent Form is required for all Event Semi-Finalists and Finalists audio/visual.
  • Teachers can advise parents to view our EVENT VOICES Subpages to see how ESU displays audio/visual material on our official website.
  • Parents/Guardians: click on the Parental Consent Form link and follow the simple 2-factor digital parental consent process.
Eligibility & Themes for National Public Speaking Competition (PSC) and International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC)
One participant per school is eligible to enter the PSC 2023.
  • Participants must be students from an ESU member school. AGES 16-20
  • Participants must be passport holders or permanent residents of Chile.
  • This year’s theme for ESU Chile and all other country’s national competition is:
    • “Relations between nations are too important to be left to government alone.”
  • All participants will be required to deliver a prepared, original 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. Round 1 judging will be virtual.
  • 24 March the Semifinalists will be announced, plan to attend final heats in person (venue to be announced)
  • 31 March Semifinal & Final Heats (venue to be announced)
  • Note, this year’s PSC and IPSC National Competition will include impromptu speeches
  • IPSC theme for ESU Chile winner to prepare a new speech for the IPSC competition
    • “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”

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