Australasian Public Speaking Championships

The Australasian Public Speaking Championships distinguishes itself as the foremost public speaking competition tailored for middle and high school students throughout the expansive Asia Pacific region. Employing the Modified WIDPSC format, commonly referred to as Modified Worlds, this annual event unfurls with participants immersing themselves in a captivating trio of public speaking categories: Impromptu Speaking, Interpretive Reading, and Persuasive Speaking. This three-pronged methodology introduces a multifaceted element to the competition, urging students to demonstrate their expertise across diverse facets of effective communication. Drawing participants from a myriad of nations, including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, the competition consistently assembles a varied cohort of over 100 students. Over time, it has transformed into a significant platform dedicated to nurturing eloquence, linguistic finesse, and other indispensable communication skills.

General Information

02 Mar 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

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

Format

Debate

Modified WIDPSC
Individual Participation

Eligibility

Junior & Senior (elementary, middle, high school)

7-18 years
Asia Pacific region

Other important info

Resources

Modified WIDPSC RulebookTabsite

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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

Setting the stage for the minds of tomorrow.

By setting a stage that encourages intellectual curiosity and creativity, Australasian Public Speaking Championships empower young minds to become the changemakers of the future. It allows for the cultivation of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Participants learn to think on their feet and adapt to changing circumstances with grace and poise. These invaluable skills extend far beyond the debate stage, preparing them for success in all aspects of life.

The competition made speaking so much fun – from talking on the spot in Impromptu Speaking to bringing stories to life in Interpretive Reading and trying to convince everyone in Persuasive Speaking. Meeting kids from places like Singapore, Australia, and Japan made me feel like we were all on a big adventure together.

Sophie Harper, Student

Reach & Impact

Where words come alive

The championship is not merely a platform for competition; it is a school for words and feelings. It imparts essential life skills, teaching young orators like Sophie how to use their voices in different ways and express their innermost thoughts. The impact is transformative, instilling in participants a newfound confidence and a realization that speaking is indeed a superpower.

Founded
2022
Institutions
76
Students
340
Countries
36

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

In-tournament seminars

Unlock the secrets of persuasive discourse with demo debates, featuring insights and strategies from world-renowned debaters on motions debated in each competition round.

In-tournament seminars

Schedule

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

TimeActivity
Saturday - 02 Mar 2024
08:00 AMOpening ceremony and roll call
08:45 AMMini tournament seminar
09:00 AMInterpretive reading round for batch 1
10:30 AMMini tournament seminar
10:45 AMInterpretive reading round for batch 2
12:15 PMLunch
01:30 PMPersuasive speaking round for first batch
03:15 PMMini tournament seminar
03:30 PMPersuasive speaking round for second batch
05:30 PMFinal confirmation of age categories
06:30 PMEnd of day
Sunday - 03 Mar 2024
08:00 AMMorning briefing and roll call
08:30 AMImpromptu speaking round for first batch
10:00 AMMini tournament seminar
10:15 AMImpromptu speaking round for second batch
12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMBreak announcements
01:30 PMJunior finals
03:30 PMSenior finals
05:30 PMAwarding 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 Chart 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 Modifited 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 Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (parent)

1 individual

SGD 30

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