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Schedule of Events and Submission Deadlines

All NET Section competitions, namely Story to Stage Puppetry Competition, Speak Up-Act Out! On Air! Improvised Drama Competition, Stories on Stage Audio Drama Competition, Time to Talk Public Speaking Competition and Filmit 2022, and the accompanying professional development activities, have all been postponed to later dates in the 2021/22 school year. See the competition pages on the left for the updated information.


Event or Deadline

Related Document

Mid-September 2021

Invitation to take part in

Time to Talk

Email/fax from the NET Section

  Late October 2021

Conditions and Regulations on EDB website and NET Scheme e-Platform

Conditions and Regulations

24 October 2021 

3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. 


Briefing session (online)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification – online application 

(Course Code: CDI020210867)

11 November 2021



Public speaking workshop for teachers: Competitions Series: Speaking with Purpose – From Public Speaking to Teaching Public Speaking (refreshed) (online)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification – online application (around 1 month before event)

30 November 2021

Deadline for submission of entry forms

Time to Talk Competition Entry Form

December 2021 to early  June 2022


Round 1 held in schools


29 April 2022

Public speaking workshop for teachers – 21st C Lit Skills Series: Mastering

English Public Speaking (New)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification – online application (around 1 month before event)

(Course Code:CDI020220711)

14 June 2022

July 2022

Competition and prize-giving ceremonies (if restrictions allow)

Email from the NET Section, CDI, EDB, to notify schools of the confirmed date




  • are strongly encouraged to send one or preferably two English teachers (one of whom may be the NET) to attend the professional development workshop on public speaking on 12 November 2021; 

Teachers will need to:

  • attend the briefing session on 24 September 2021;
  • hand out and collect parental consent forms for the NET Section to take images of students for later possible use for educational purposes and for uploading to the Internet;
  • participate fully in all public speaking activities at the professional development workshop;
  • use what they have learnt to prepare their students for the competition;
  • facilitate and check the pre-recorded submission prior to entry;
  • organise to meet the Regional NET Coordinator (RNC) online for school support if needed; and
  • organise a Round 1 online (secondary only) (or between schools).

Students will need to:

  • participate fully in any training sessions organised by their teachers in preparation for the competition;
  • participate in Round 1of the competition online (or between schools); and
  • take part in the competition by giving a public speech, in a team, for 3 – 5 minutes (online submission: 14  June 2022).
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