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Speakers Challenge


Results

Stage Finale Winners
1st: Rithika Nambiar
2nd: Anika Ratakonda
3rd: Aarav Kumar
Most Effective Speech: Aatharva Agarwal
Best Speech Content: Aanchal Paranthaman
Best Body Language: Zahrah Imani
Best Voice Control: Alekhya Sengupta Banerjee

 

 Finalists (alphabetical)
Aadi Kumar
Aanchal Paranthaman
Aarav Kumar 
Aastha Paranthaman
Aatharva Agarwal
Abhinav Kiran 
Alekhya Sengupta Banerjee
Anika Ratakonda
Rithika Nambiar
Zahrah Imani

 


Average Scores
Birth year # of Speakers Effectiveness Speech Content Body Language Voice Control Total
2004
5
16.5
17.1
16.6
17.4
67.6
2005
10
17.9
18.1
16.2
16.3
68.5
2006
9
15.6
16.3
16.3
16.4
64.6
2007
6
17
16.7
17
17.8
68.5
2008
1
-
-
-
-
-
All
31
16.8
17.1
16.5
16.9
67.2

 

Challenge

Age

The speaker should have completed 12 years and not turned 16 as on 31st December 2019 (Born between 1st Jan’04 and 31st Dec’07)

Format

The October Speakers Challenge will be in the format of a Solo Turncoat debate. It is a form of debate where the speaker literally debates against oneself. The speaker starts by taking a stance on the topic and switches sides after a specific duration of time. 

Video-Call Qualifiers

19th Oct, 11 am - 6 pm

All speakers choose a slot between 11 am and 6 pm for their video-call round, while registering.

Speaker has to argue For or Against the chosen topic. 

Time limit: 90 seconds 

Stage Finale

20th Oct, 5 - 7:00 pm; GlobalArt, Whitefield

Top 10 speakers from the Video-call round will move on to the Finale.

Each speaker will have to speak for 3 minutes on their chosen topic (can be same or different from video-call round). Ideal time distribution would be as follows:

For Against Summary
 75 seconds 75 seconds 30 seconds


Judges will ring a bell at the end of 75, 150 & 180 seconds to alert the speaker.

Topics (Choose any one)

Gadgets in the classroom are helping the educational process

I'd rather be the sidekick than the hero

The impact of social networking on the development of our society

Hogwarts should remove Slytherin house

School uniforms are not necessary

Video-games are beneficial to children

The Internet is bringing people closer

Steep traffic fines are the way to go!

Rules 

  • Use of index cards is allowed, but only for reference of outline and key points. Reading verbatim is discouraged and will result in reduction in the speaker's score.
  • The time limit for both rounds will be strictly enforced. 
  • There is no dress code for either round. We recommend Smart Casuals.
  • We're leaving the Summary during the finale to the candidate. They can choose to take a side or not. Extra points for creativity!

Judging Criteria

  • 25% Speech content - Introduction-Body-Conclusion, Argument quality
  • 25% Body language - Posture, Eye contact, Gestures
  • 25% Voice control - Volume, Projection, Pace, Intonation, Diction
  • 25% Effectiveness - Purpose achievement, Language use, Vocabulary

Prizes

1st prize: Rs. 5000
2nd prize: Rs. 3000
3rd prize: Rs. 2000
 

All Finalists would be receiving certificates.