Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Public Speaking Contest FAQ

Q: What subjects can I speak about?

A: This year’s theme is “Co-existing with AI”. You can pick any topic related to this theme.

Q: Can I use the same speech that I plan to use in another event?

A: Yes, you can use the same speech as long as it is related to this year’s theme.

Q: Which language can I do my speech in?

A: English

Q: What is the time limit of the speech?

A: The time limit for the speech is as follows:

Junior Group: Grade 1-5; 3-minute speech

Middle Group: Grade 6-8; 5-minute speech

Senior Group: Grade 9 & up; 7-minute speech

Q: Are props, visual aids, cue cards, etc. allowed?

A: Yes, props such as visual aids and cue cards, etc. are allowed.

Note: marks may be deducted based on the manner in which they are used.

Q: Are PowerPoint presentations allowed during my speech?

A: Yes

Q: Is there a dress code?

A: Yes. Business casual works just fine.

Q; How will I be informed of the results?

A: You will be informed via email. Make sure that you check your email inbox and junk mailbox regularly.

Q: What are the prizes for the contest?

A: All contestants will receive a participation citation. First, second and third place prizes will be handed to the winners.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Feel free to email your questions to

Q: Do I need to take any training sessions?

The training sessions are strongly recommended.

Q: How do I sign up for the Public Speaking Contest?

A: You can register here. You will receive a confirmation email after the registration.