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Conditions and Regulations


  • Schools must choose one of the following topics. The topic may be the same or different for Rounds 1 and 2. The stimulus is presented in the form of a song. There is no need to use the lyrics in the speech. It is advised to view suitable music videos which may help the students gain a greater understanding of the mood of the song.

​- Primary Division
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Under the Sea – From the Little Mermaid
I'll Be there for You – The Rembrandts
Where You Are – From Moana
Own choice selection (to be sent to the NET section prior to the Finals for acceptance)

- Secondary Division
Where is the Love? – The Black Eyed Peas
We are Family – Sister Sledge
Where You Are – From Moana
One Call Away – Charlie Puth
Own choice selection (to be sent to the NET section prior to the Finals for acceptance)

  • Teams must show evidence of research for their speeches.
  • Resources used for their research must be cited in the presentation (e.g. PPT slides) used.
  • Teachers are expected to encourage their students to research the topic as thoroughly as possible by reading and viewing relevant materials.

Conditions of Entry

  • The deadline for submission of entry forms is 4 December 2023.
  • The briefing session will provide teachers with competition details and regulations. Schools entering the competition should send at least one teacher to attend the briefing session.
  • There will be a workshop on teaching public speaking. If you have attended previously, there is no need to attend again unless you wish to. Please refer to the EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) for online application.
  • Schools may request school support from the RNCT, NET Section. The RNCT will offer different types of support, including consultation sessions and school-based teacher training workshops whenever appropriate.

Students Participants

  • Primary and secondary schools may enter up to two teams in the finals. 
  • The team can be made up of students from any year level or a combination of year levels.
  • A student can only be entered in one team/entry.

Presentations in Round 2 (Finals)

  • All teams must be comprised of 2 – 4 students.
  • The speech must be 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Small props are allowed if they significantly contribute to the speech.
  • Students should present their speech with some slides (e.g. PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi) to accompany what they are saying. This should be done in the context of the group speech. The slides should be static rather than animated or should not contain any moving images. Non-copyright music is allowed if it significantly contributes to the speech.
  • Cue cards and devices are allowed with minimal words but students are strongly advised to be familiar with the material.
  • A bell will be rung once to signal the beginning of the students’ speech.
  • Teams must have a teacher or student to control the IT equipment. This team member will not be awarded a certificate.
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