public speaking contest

2021 Winners


1st Place
Gold medal

Santiago College

2nd Place
Silver medal

Lincoln International Academy

3rd Place
Bronze medal

Colegio Cumbres

Honourable Mention

The Mayflower School

Meet our final heat Judges

Louise De Sousa

Louise De Sousa

HM Ambassador British Embassy

Louise Joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1991 after a short period in the private sector following completion of her degree at Bristol University in ancient history and archeology. Louise has been posted to Brasilia as Second Secretary (1993 - 1996), Maputo as Deputy High Commissioner (2003 - 2006) and Nairobi as Deputy High Commissioner (2007 - 2011). Her roles in London have also covered environment policy, international drugs and crime policy and the Overseas Territories. She was secretary to the FCO's Board of Management from 1998 to 1999.

Amaro Gomez - Pablo

Amaro Gomez - Pablo


Amaro is a Chilean-Spanish journalist and television presenter. He worked for CNN en Español, which he joined in 1997 as a correspondent in Miami. He covered the wars in the Balkans, Afghanistan and the conflict in Iraq, among other journalistic milestones, such as coverage of the lengthy legal process that began with the arrest of Augusto Pinochet in London in 1998. His interviews include British Prime Minister Tony Blair, United States President Bill Clinton, the President of Spanish Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the President of France Jacques Chirac, the Dalai Lama, the President of Chile Ricardo Lagos and his successor Michelle Bachelet. He has made two documentaries: The War of the Pacific, the only testimony from the civil perspective that is had of the war in Iraq, with the recordings that the young Iraqi Auday Majeed made of his family during and after the bombing and Citizen Lagos, a blog to the former Chilean president in the last days of his mandate and his transition from Head of State to simple citizen. In 2020, Amaro made his debut on Channel 13 as the host of Welcome, replacing Martín Cárcamo. In addition, he participates in the program To the limit of fiction, a series of technology reports, broadcast on the newscast Teletrece.

Katherine Hutter

Katherine Hutter

British Council

Katherine is a Bilingual (English-Spanish) professional with more than 15 years of experience in the area of international relations and development cooperation. She has successfully held a variety of positions in both public and private institutions in Santiago, Chile and Washington, DC, each with unique challenges and operating environments. Katherine demonstrated expertise in international negotiations, proposal writing and business development, program and contract management, strategic and budgetary planning, and staff recruitment and supervision.

Take Part


Public speaking is an essential skill that students will need in both their academic and professional lives. Participating in the Public Speaking Competition helps students to structure their thoughts and ideas, while communicating with confidence. 

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. During the competition, students must prepare and deliver a speech based on a theme that is provided by ESU UK. The best 8 speakers then deliver an impromptu speech in a true test of their public speaking skills.

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


This year, 2021, the competition will be held virtually. The Chilean competition is scheduled for Semi-finals on Thursday 29th, April and Finals on April 30th.

Our Chilean winner will attend «The International Public Speaking Competition» scheduled on May 10th – 14th , 2021.

To participate in the 2021 Public Speaking Competition you need to register your school.

The theme for this year’s competition is «The world is bigger and smaller than it’s ever been».

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