HSBC Future Skills Development Project - Speaking Studio - THE HKFYG ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST 2020

Leadership Institute
Secondary School Students
HK$80.00-180.00

  ONLINE INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION


GROUP APPLICATION FORM (For school application ONLY)

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

ABOUT

To be an able and effective leader, one must have the communication skills to be able to not only deliver a message concisely and effectively, but also be able to dialogue and negotiate with others.  On the other hand, English is an international language, and fluency in it is one of the keys to success in the world today.  Young people who strive to compete and excel in the global arena must learn how to communicate in English with confidence.  As their fluency improves, opportunities will also widen. 


In view of this, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) is organising "The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups English Public Speaking Contest".  As part of "Speaking Studio" under the HSBC Future Skills Development Project, the Contest aims to nurture Hong Kong's young people by enhancing the public skills of the new generation, and to foster and build the self-confidence of participating individuals. 


Since its launch in 2004, the Contest has been widely supported by over 400 secondary schools in Hong Kong and the accumulated number of participants has reached 27,712.  In 2019, the Contest received 1,818 applications from 143 secondary schools. 

THE CONTEST


ELIGIBILITY

Junior Division: F.1 - F.3 students enrolled in full-time education in Hong Kong (OR Y.7 - Y.9 for International Schools)

Senior Division: F.4 - F.6 students enrolled in full-time education in Hong Kong (OR Y.10 - Y.13 for International Schools or International Baccalaureate candidates)



CONTEST SCHEDULE


Stage

Date

Time

Venue

District Preliminary Rounds

(Each applicant will be assigned randomly to one District Preliminary Round session according to the location of applicant’s school)

16 January 2020 – 5 February 2020

Both Division:

Weekdays – 18:30 – 22:00

Weekends – 09:30 – 13:00

                    13:30 – 17:30

                    18:00 – 21:30

1. HQ: 19/F, The HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Quarry Bay MTR Station Exit C)

2. HLI: The HKFYG Leadership Institute, 302 Jockey Club Road, Fanling, NT (Fanling MTR Station Exit C)

District Semi-Finals

(1st – 8th Place of all District Preliminary Rounds)

9 February 2020

Both Division: 09:00 – 18:00

HLI: The HKFYG Leadership Institute, 302 Jockey Club Road, Fanling, NT (Fanling MTR Station Exit C)

District Finals

(1st – 8th Place for all District Semi-Finals)

15 February 2020

Junior Division: 09:00 – 13:00

Senior Division: 14:00 – 18:00

HLI: The HKFYG Leadership Institute, 302 Jockey Club Road, Fanling, NT (Fanling MTR Station Exit C)

Grand Finals cum Awards Ceremony

(1st of all District Finals)

29 February 2020

Both Division: 09:00 – 13:00

HQ: 9/F, The HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Quarry Bay MTR Station Exit C)




RULES AND REGULATIONS


PRIZES

CHAMPION

1. Book Voucher $1,800

2. Represent HK in ESU's International Competition in May 2020 (Senior Champion ONLY) and China Daily's National Competition in Mainland China in March 2020*

1st RUNNER-UP

1. Book Voucher $1,200

2. Represent HK in China Daily's National Competition in Mainland China in March 2020

2nd RUNNER-UP

1. Book Voucher $600

2. Scholarship for Summer School of Global Leadership 2020#

* The representative must meet the requirement of age and nationality from the organiser of National and International Competition.

# The representative must meet the eligibility requirement of Summer School for Global Leadership.

TYPES OF CERTIFICATES

GRAND FINALISTS

Certificate for their specific awards

DISTRICT FINALISTS/ SEMI-FINALISTS

Certificate for their corresponding awards

*TOP 10 OF DISTRICT PRELIMINARY ROUNDS (10 PER SESSION)

Certificate of Good Performance

ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS

Certificate of Participation

* Each District Preliminary Round consists of around 40 contestants of the same division.  Contestants are assigned to different district preliminary rounds randomly according to the location of contestant's school location.





PRE-CONTEST TRAINING WORKSHOPS (Non-participants are welcome to join)

*If individual schools are interested to conduct courses separately, please contact the Secretariat for more details

A. COURSE FEATURES

 

SPEAKING COMPETENCIES AND CONFIDENCE

The course provides professional, systematic and innovative trainings to enhance participants' speaking competencies, confidence and leadership
 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS

Our trainers are either a member of Toastmasters International or past winners from The HKFYG English Public Speaking Contest which have solid and sound experience in Public Speaking and Training.
 

PRACTICAL SKILLS

By learning diversified practical skills, participants can apply their knowledge in their daily lives.

B. COURSE INFORMATION

FORMAT

9-hour intensive course,

3 sessions

3 hours per session

COURSE FEE

HKD $120

(HKD$100 for Contest Participants)

CLASS SIZE

30 People per Class

C. COURSE SCHEDULE (for registration of courses, please refer to individual online application form/ group application form) 

ENQUIRIES


PHONE

(852) 2169 0255

WHATSAPP

(852) 9531 7748

email

EMAIL

SC@leadershipinstitute.hk