Asia Pacific Public Speaking Championships

The Asian Pacific Public Speaking Championships stands out as the premier public speaking competition catering to middle and high school students across the expansive Asia Pacific region. Embracing the Modified WIDPSC format, colloquially known as Modified Worlds, this annual event unfolds with participants engaging in a captivating triad of public speaking categories: Impromptu Speaking, Interpretive Reading, and Persuasive Speaking. This three-pronged approach adds a multifaceted dimension to the competition, challenging students to showcase their prowess in diverse facets of effective communication. Attracting participants from a diverse array of nations, including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, the competition consistently assembles a diverse cohort of over 100 students. Over time, it has evolved into a significant forum dedicated to nurturing articulacy, linguistic finesse, and other indispensable communication skills.

General Information

03 Aug 2024 - 04 Aug 2024

08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
(GMT +8) Singapore
📍 Online | Slack and Zoom

Format

Public Speaking

Modified WIDPSC
Individual Participation

Eligibility

Junior & Senior (elementary, middle, high school)

7-18 years
Asia Pacific region

Other important info

Resources

Modified WIDPSC RulebookHall of Fame

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What’s included

  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Performance Assessment Report
  • Comprehensive Feedback
  • International Judges

Participating Institutions

Previous editions of this event have been participated by various institutions, including:

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Our legacy

Creating a platform for voices resonating across borders and cultures

The Asia Pacific Public Speaking Championships' legacy is a story of growth—a symphony of shy voices finding resonance, of linguistic finesse developing into eloquence, and of communication skills evolving into an art form. It stands as a testament to the transformative power of the spoken word and the profound impact it has on the lives of those who engage in its mastery. In perpetual motion, this event is a testament to the enduring influence of eloquence and the cultivation of articulate leaders who will continue to shape the oratorical landscape of the Asia Pacific region for generations to come.

As a parent, I can't express enough how impactful the Asia Pacific Public Speaking Championships has been for my child. This competition goes beyond refining speaking skills; it fosters confidence and a sense of community. Witnessing my child's growth and the supportive environment created by the organizers, I highly recommend this championship for any young speaker seeking a transformative experience.

이순자 (Lee Soonja), Parent

Reach & Impact

A showcase of linguistic finesse

The reach of Asian Pacific Public Speaking Championships extends into the broader educational landscape. It is a platform that transcends traditional learning methodologies, offering a unique space where students refine their ability to articulate ideas, develop persuasive arguments, and engage in spontaneous discourse. The skills honed in this dynamic competition are transferable, equipping participants for success in academia, professional pursuits, and civic engagement.

Founded
2022
Institutions
72
Students
360
Countries
30

Highlights

Performance Assessment Report

A personalized roadmap for growth, performance assessment reports empower participants with valuable insights into their debating strengths and areas for improvement.

Performance Assessment Report

Tournament Seminar

Unlock the secrets of persuasive discourse through tournament seminars, featuring insights and strategies from world-renowned public speakers

Tournament Seminar

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +8) Singapore time.

TimeActivity
Saturday - 03 Aug 2024
08:00 AMRoll call and opening ceremony
08:45 AMTournament seminar
09:00 AMInterpretive reading round for batch 01
10:30 AMTournament seminar
10:45 AMInterpretive reading round for batch 02
12:15 PMLunch
01:30 PMPersuasive speaking round for batch 01
03:15 PMTournament seminar
03:30 PMPersuasive speaking round for batch 02
05:30 PMFinal confirmation of age categories
06:30 PMEnd of day
Sunday - 04 Aug 2024
08:00 AMRoll call and briefings
08:30 AMImpromptu speaking for batch 01
10:00 AMTournament seminar
10:15 AMImpromptu speaking for batch 02
12:00 AMLunch
01:00 AMAnnouncement of breaks
01:30 AMJunior finals
03:30 PMSenior finals
05:00 PMAwarding and closing ceremony
06:30 PMEnd of day

Tickets

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Limited slots available

Competitor (competition only)

1 individual

SGD 135

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  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Report from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Competitor (w/ workshop)

1 individual

SGD 235

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  • Access to exclusive workshop to Modified Worlds Public Speaking Format by EduDrift-certified debate specialists
  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Assessment Report from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (parent)

1 individual

SGD 30

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  • Exclusive viewing of debate rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament seminars on the tournament's main Zoom hall

Observer/Chaperone (coach)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of debate rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament seminars on the tournament's main Zoom hall