Elevating Young Voices: The Reign of Speak Up Kids as Singapore’s Largest Public Speaking Competition Since 2016

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Elevating Young Voices: The Reign of Speak Up Kids as Singapore’s Largest Public Speaking Competition Since 2016

22 Oct 2023

The endeavor to mold young minds into confident communicators of the future finds a remarkable platform in the Speak Up Kids competition, organized by Speech Academy Asia. This annual competition, considered the largest public speaking competition for children and youth in Singapore, has been fostering a culture of eloquence and confidence among its participants for over a decade now​.

The Speak Up Kids competition provides a vibrant stage for young orators from various schools to showcase their eloquence and persuasive skills. The competition structure entails several rounds where participants are evaluated based on their ability to articulate ideas, persuade the audience, and exhibit a strong stage presence. In addition to the competition itself, Speech Academy Asia is known for conducting workshops to further enhance the public speaking, confidence, and presentation skills of the students, preparing them for Direct School Admission (DSA)​​.

The competition has seen growing participation each year, with the latest edition, Speak Up Kids 2023, already registering 83 teams from 18 schools, and the numbers are still climbing. This surge in participation is a testament to the significant impact this competition has in nurturing a generation of eloquent and confident speakers​.

With the onset of the pandemic, the competition transitioned to an online format, where schools submitted video entries for evaluation. This innovative approach not only adhered to safety protocols but also prepared the students to be adept communicators in the digital realm​.

The previous editions of the competition have witnessed tremendous success. For instance, the 2022 edition received a significant number of entries, which reflected the palpable excitement among both the participants and the organizers. Each year, the competition has built upon the success of the previous editions, adding new dimensions and learning experiences for the participants​.

The competitions have been documented and shared on various platforms. The 2022 competition, which marked a significant return to physical sessions after two years, can be revisited here​.

Largest Public Speaking Competition – Speak Up Kids in 2018

Likewise, glimpses from the semi-finals of the Biggest Public Speaking Competition – Speak Up Kids in 2017 competition are available here​​,

And finally the Largest Public Speaking Competition – Speak Up Kids in 2016 competition at Smart Kids Asia (event of Singapore Press Holdings) can be viewed here​.

The Speak Up Kids competition by Speech Academy Asia is more than just a contest; it’s a movement aimed at empowering the next generation with the essential skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Through engaging rounds, enriching workshops, and the celebration of young orators, Speak Up Kids continues to ignite the oratorical spark in the young minds of Singapore.

You can find out more about the largest National Public Speaking Competition – Speak Up Kids here!


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