The ESU International Public Speaking Competition brings together outstandingly articulate young people from all over the world for a week of public speaking competition and international cultural exchange in London. Under the auspices of the ESU of the Commonwealth, the finalist contestants meet and learn with their peers of different backgrounds and cultures from some 50 countries. Through all its qualifying levels, the program engages more than 40,000 young people globally.
Contestants deliver 5-minute prepared speeches on a pre-selected theme. They also answer questions from the judges and the audience related to their speech.
US National Qualifying Round
The 2016 US National Qualifying Round is now closed. Please check back in December 2016 for information about the 2017 competition.
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