Speak It, Sparkies! 2018

SPEAK IT, SPARKIES!
is a public speaking competition for primary school children. It aims to equip the young with relevant entrepreneurial and life skills essential for their higher education and professional life.

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REGISTRATION FEE

  EARLY BIRD
30 March – 29 April
NORMAL
30 April – 11 May
 Times Privilege members $10 $15
 Public $15 $20

*Prices listed are inclusive of 7% GST.

JOIN TIMES PRIVILEGE for FREE here to enjoy the special registration rates.


Get ready for the competition with our awesome handbook here.
Registration closes on 11 May 2018.


WHY JOIN?


3 REASONS TO JOIN THE COMPETITION

1. Free workshop worth $120

2. Free Goodie Bag worth $50

3. Real-World Skills for life

COMPETITION DETAILS

  COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Category A:   Primary 1 and 2
Category B:   Primary 3 and 4
Category C:   Primary 5 and 6

Students from international schools in Singapore are welcome to participate. Please refer to the handbook for details.


  REGISTRATION STEPS

  1. Click on REGISTER NOW button.
  2. JOIN TIMES CONNECT: You need a Times Connect account to proceed.
  3. COMPLETE FORM: Provide all necessary details in the registration form.
  4. MAKE PAYMENT: Make online payment of registration fee.


  FREE WORKSHOPS

  • A two-hour training workshop will be provided by Speech Academy Asia.
  • During this complimentary workshop, your child will learn the essentials to mastering public speaking and be a more confident presenter.
  • Workshops will be held on 28 and 29 May 2018 at Times Centre, 1 New Industrial Road, Singapore 536196.

COMPETITION CALENDAR 2018

MARCH

30       Registration starts

APRIL

29       Early Bird closes

MAY
11 Registration closes
28   Workshops
29   Workshops
31 Announcement of Semi-Finalists
JUNE
2 Semi-Finals
8 Announcement of Finalists
23   Finals

COMPETITION OBJECTIVES

Communication

Participants will learn the importance of having good speaking skills and experience the power of speech as they observe and learn from fellow contestants in the competition.

Confidence

Participants will realise the innate courage within themselves to conquer their fears as they progress in the competition. It will serve as a stepping stone for them to gain greater courage during this journey.

Creativity

Participants will get an opportunity to express their ideas and share their thoughts. The brainstorming helps to stimulate their creative thinking process and reinforces their belief that they are capable of coming up with brilliant ideas.

Judging Criteria

SEMI-FINALS

35%     Words
30%     Body Language
10%     Emotions
15%     Voice
10%     Content

FINALS

25%      Words
20%      Body Language
10%      Emotions
5%        Voice
10%      Content
30%      Impromptu Speech