PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

Public Speaking develops effective communication skills which is the backbone of any society.  It improves confidence, helps form connections, and can influence decisions and motivate change.

Now in its 18th year, the Public Speaking Competition is one of ESU Chile’s flagship events and involves over 60 students, ages 16 to 20, from nearly 30 schools. 

Every year, the competition brings together the best young speakers from across the country, with the winner going on to represent Chile at the International Public Speaking Competition in London England.  For this competition, students must prepare and deliver a speech based on a theme that is provided by ESU UK. 

2024 PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FINALISTS

Cristóbal Clavijo
1st Place
Gold medal

Colegio Internacional SEK Pacífico
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Mikaela Bennett
2nd Place
Silver medal

Instituto Hebreo Dr. Chaim Weizmann
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Nolan Morgali
3rd Place
Bronze medal

Windsor School
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Taehwan Jang
Honourable Mention

Colegio Pedro de Valdivia, Las Condes
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MEET OUR 2024 FINAL JUDGES

Francisca Kelly is the founder at BUKKU Education, Author of educational Storybooks for children. An English Language Teacher with nearly 20 years experience, she also is an Educational Consultant for Public and Private Schools. She is a firm promoter of Positive Education.

María Francisca Kelly

Author and BUKKU Education Director

Francisca Kelly is the founder at BUKKU Education, Author of educational Storybooks for children. An English Language Teacher with nearly 20 years experience, she also is an Educational Consultant for Public and Private Schools. She is a firm promoter of Positive Education.

Jeremy Gould is MINEDUC's Coordinator for the National Centre of English-Speaking Volunteers, since 2012. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish from Salisbury University, Maryland.

Jeremy Gould

MINEDUC

Jeremy Gould is MINEDUC's Coordinator for the National Centre of English-Speaking Volunteers, since 2012. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish from Salisbury University, Maryland.

Lyllian Turri is the Country Manager of Cambridge University Press in Chile since 2007, tirelessly contributing to the teaching of English in Chile working with schools, higher education organisations and the Cámara Chileno-Británica de Comercio (BritCham).

Lyllian Turri Clark

Cambridge University Press, Chile

Lyllian Turri is the Country Manager of Cambridge University Press in Chile since 2007, tirelessly contributing to the teaching of English in Chile working with schools, higher education organisations and the Cámara Chileno-Británica de Comercio (BritCham).

PAST PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FINALISTS

2023

Trinidad Guzmán
1st Place
Gold medal
IPSC Finalist!

Colegio Cumbres
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Sofía Fothergill
2nd Place
Silver medal

The Int'l School La Serena
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Alfonsina Muñoz
3rd Place
Bronze medal

Lincoln International Academy
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Josefina Humphreys
Honourable Mention

Villa María Academy
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2022

Julia Rantakyro
1st Place
Gold medal

lnt'I School La Serena
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Nicolas Larrain
2nd Place
Silver medal

Colegio Cumbres
2_Nicolas

Clara Costa Vergara
3rd Place
Bronze medal

The Grange School
3_Clara

Emilia Aninat Duque
Honourable Mention

Craighouse School
4_Emilia

2021

Dominga Chamorro
1st Place
Gold medal

Santiago College
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Amanda Vargas
2nd Place
Silver medal

Lincoln International Academy
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Mario Undurraga
3rd Place
Bronze medal

Colegio Cumbres
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Josefina Muñoz
Honourable Mention

The Mayflower School
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