Registration Fee – USD 80

Group A: 5-6 years old

Group B: 7 years old

Group C: 8 years old

Group D: 9 years old

Group E: 10 years old

Group F: 11 years old

Group G: 12 years old


Registration Fee – USD 100

Group H: 13-14 years old

Group I: 15-16 years old

Group J: 16-17 years old

Group K: 18-19 years old


Registration Fee – USD 100

Group L: Full-Time/Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Registration Deadline:


*Opening Ceremony: 
*First Round Video Submission Deadline: 1
*First Round Results Announcement: 
*First Round Debrief: 1
*Final Round Preparation: TBC
*Final Round Live: 22 May 
*Online Award Ceremony: 
*Final Round Debrief: 

  1. All live sessions will take place on the Zoom platform. Participants are advised to use a headset and be in a quiet space with a good Internet connection for better audio quality.
  2. Any video recordings of participants must be done in one take, with no editing or other post-production processes.
  3. Participants must not be native English speakers.
  4. Participants consent to the presentation and recorded Q&A session being used for educational, promotional, and other purposes.

Competition Format

  1. The competition is made up of two rounds:

– First Round
– Final Round

First Round

Participants are required to record a one-minute video with a speech on one of the following topics:

– Whizz-Kids: Free Topic
– High-Flyers: Goals are good for you.
– Achievers: Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. – Oscar Wilde

Participants will upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video and email the link by the submission deadline.

The email address will be provided in the instructions upon registration.

If the video is longer than one minute, the jury will only look at the first one minute and stop at precisely one minute.

Final Round

Selected participants will advance to the Final Round.

The Final Round will take place on the Zoom platform. Each participant will give a 1-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session with the judges.

The organisers will arrange the time slot for each presentation and Q&A session as per the competition schedule. The organisers reserve the right to change presentation times for any reason, including technical or other issues.

Participants shall enter the Zoom meeting waiting room at least 15 minutes before the start of their presentation. The Zoom meeting link or ID will be emailed in advance to participants. If participants do not receive a link at least 24 hours before their presentation, they should inform the organiser via email.

Each participant should use the background slide provided by the organisers and type in his/her full name in Zoom name field.

The Final Round will be open for the general public to observe.

Cultural Encounters

Including You and the Others