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  • For Round 1, the judging panel must comprise at least two people. For Round 2, 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 camera, gesture, eye contact, rapport with audience

E. Use of IT

integration into presentation, written English, selection of images, videos, music, etc. (if applicable)

F.  Teamwork

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

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