Public speaking competition | Sunday Observer

Public speaking competition

1 August, 2021

The Icon by ChokoLAATe is a public speaking competition organised to provide a platform for the youth of Sri Lanka to vocalise their thoughts and aspects with regard to the present and future of our country. The competition will focus on topics pertaining to Sri Lanka in the hopes that we can bring more awareness channeled by the passion that our youth has fueled in them.

This competition is open for all students who are between the ages of 15-19 from all schools around the island. To participate, students will be required to get in touch with the team through their social media accounts or mail to [email protected].

Upon registration which will be closing on August 31, participants will be sent invites for two workshops on Impromptu and Prepared Speech which would help them prepare for the coming rounds of the competition.

The competition as a whole will consist of three rounds: Preliminary round mainly focusing on prepared speech style, semifinals focusing on impromptu speech style and finals focusing on both styles. The first round will take place on August 14, Semifinals on August 21 and the Final Conference will be on August 28.

The Finals will be held at the conference. The conference is intended to be a platform where inspiring Sri Lankans can share their story with a wide audience to motivate the Sri Lankan youth. Slots will be allocated to well established professional public speakers as well. The finale of the competition will also take place on the conference.