2020 Canada International Youth Public Speaking & Writing Contest

The Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest emphasizes the vital importance of youth participation and leadership, thus empowering young individuals to achieve greater confidence in their future growth.

To lessen the impact of the current virus pandemic and to ensure the safety of our contestants and others, this year’s contest will be conducted in an entirely different format, using an online platform. On our virtual stage, we welcome everyone from around the world.  The contest is open to youth aged 8-17 of all nationalities, as the 2020 Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest is here to help all the youth to achieve their personal best.

In addition, to encourage further participation, we have decided to add a Writing Contest and so we would love to hear from more young, aspiring leaders and influencers.

The theme for both Public Speaking Contest and Writing Contest is:

Small Changes, Big Impact

Public Speaking Contest

Participant’s age on August 30th, 2020

Junior Group: Ages 8-10; 4-6 minute speech

Middle Group: Ages 11-13; 6-8 minute speech

Senior Group: Ages 14-17; 8-10 minute speech

Registration Deadline: June 30th, 2020

Semi Final Submission Deadine: August 1st, 2020

Final: August 30th, 2020

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Writing Contest

Participant’s age on August 30th, 2020

Junior Group: Ages 8-10; 800-1000 words

Middle Group: Ages 11-13; 1000-1200 words

Senior Group: Ages 14-17;  1200-1500 words

Registration Deadline: June 30th, 2020

Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2020

Awards release: August 30th, 2020

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