We are honoured to present a message from the Premier of BC, John Horgan, inviting all to attend the Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest!

message from Premier

The 2018 Contest Final will be held at
the Vancouver Playhouse
on December 22, 2018

Take A Step...

Registration for the first round of 2018 Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest opens until September 30.

Preliminary Registration

The closing date for contestants to register for the competition is Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Early bird registration fee is 50 CAD.  (60 CAD after September 15, 2018)

Please use the registration form linked below.

Register Here

Contest Schedule

Sept. 30th: Preliminary registration closes

Oct. 7th: Vancouver semi-final contest

Oct. 21st: Finalists announcement

Dec. 22nd: Contest Final in Vancouver

Speech Topic

This year's speech topic is Finding My Way.

Record your speech video and upload it to your YouTube Channel, make sure you copy the link for your registration!

Alternatively, you can always send the link to us later.

More About The Topic


About the Contest


The youth generation is our future, and our future needs leaders. Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest emphasizes youth leadership and communication skills, empowering young individuals to achieve greater confidence in future growth.

Started as a platform for Chinese Canadian youth & students to express themselves and be heard, our contest has witnessed many students developing excellent skill sets relating to effective communication and leadership integrity.

This year, we are expanding our contest to all regions, including Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Open to youth aged 8-18 of all nationalities, the 2nd Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest is ready to support every contestant in achieving their personal best.

Preliminary Video Requirement (Optional)

Surrounding the topic Finding My Way, please record a speech of 1-2 minutes and upload it to your YouTube page. If you need help uploading videos, click here.

Alternatively, if you are in Vancouver area, you can come to our office (230-1818 W Broadway, Vancouver), and we will help you record your video. Please make an appointment beforehand via 604-295-4098.

Eligibility & Age Group

Students aged 8-18 across Canada and USA, of all nationalities, are encouraged to participate in the Contest.

Division I: age 8-11

Division II: age 12-15

Division III: age 16-18