Rules, Regulations and Information
International Public Speaking Competition in London

The topic for this years competition is "Dynamic Earth". Information, Rules and Regulations for the competition in London can be found in the handbook which you can download. Competition Handbook 2007

1. You must be 16 to 20 years of age on Thursday 17th May 2007
2. You must be in full time education in a school or college
3. You must agree to abide by the rules of the competition below

National Final Information
1. The winners of local rounds will be invited to take part in the National Competition. At this competition the International Rules will apply. These can be downloaded from this website in pdf form. Participants will have to do a 5 minute speech on the topic 'Dynamic Earth'. Judges will ask questions of competitors.
2. The winners are qualified to take part in the International Final in London sponsorship is available for ONE finalist to attend. We will discuss the alternatives with the winner after the National Final.

Assistance from schools and teachers
The ESU is not able to pay for rooms, teachers, expenses etc. as it is an entirely voluntary organisation. If schools can attract local sponsorship (e.g. schools, native speakers, teachers, local companies) this is quite acceptable.

If your school and teachers are able to offer a venue or their services free please let me know.

We advise all entrants to read the competition rules for the International Competition before they enter.

Good luck.