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  • For Round 1, the judging panel must comprise at least two adjudicators. For the finals, there will be at least two representatives from the EDB and outside organisations.
  • The decision of the judging panel will be considered final. No correspondence will be entered into after the results have been announced.
  • Student speeches will be assessed on the criteria below. The judging panel will also look at the overall impact of the combination of these criteria.

A.  Use of spoken English

intelligibility, fluency, stress, intonation, range of vocabulary, grammar, signposting

B.  Use of voice

expression of emotions, voice projection/audibility, pace, pitch, pause

C.  Content

ideas, structure, examples, entertainment value, evidence of research skills

D. Presentation style

awareness of audience, gesture, eye contact, ingenuity of delivery

E. Use of IT

connection to presentation, written English, selection of images (if applicable)

F. Teamwork

all students interact meaningfully with one another, contributing significantly to the presentation; fair distribution of content, smooth turn taking

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