Posties English Speech Contest

Posties English Speech Contest

We are delighted to announce that the first Posties English Speech Contest organised by the South China Morning Post and the English Drama and Speech Academy (EDSA) is coming in March 2021. Supported by the EDSA, one of the most experienced and highly regarded speech performance training academies, the inaugural Posties Speech Contest will put the spotlight on public speaking. The Contest is open to Primary 1 to 6 students with 5 categories to choose from: Prose Speaking, Verse Speaking, Show & Tell, Public Speaking and News Reporting.

Unlike traditional school speech competitions and aligned with SCMP values, the Posties English Speech Contest encourages students to speak their minds. Hence, students are required to produce their own opinion piece for the Public Speaking and News Reporting categories. 

Join now and show us what you have got! 

Eligibility  參賽組別 

Contest Category 比賽項目

Remarks 備註

Set Piece / Topic: Contestants should hand in their set piece or own choice to the staff at reception on the day of the contest. No submission is required before the contest. You may find the set piece for Prose Speaking and Verse Speaking on

指定誦材 / 演說題目︰參賽者須於比賽當日將誦材或演說題目呈交予接待處職員,事前無需向大會提交。指定誦材可參閱

Judging Criteria: Content & language, communication & delivery technique (applicable in Show & Tell, Public Speaking, News Reporting only), pronunciation, tone, rhythm, gestures, manner, eye contact, and emotions



Certificate of Recognition for each contestant will be awarded after completing the competition

Certificate of Excellence for the contestants with a score of 80 or more.

Champion, First Runner-up, Second Runner-up and Merit will be presented in each category. The winning students will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will be respective champions and runners-up on each day.

Most Supportive School Award - for the school with the highest number of participating students



學生獲得分數達80 分或以上可獲頒發「良好證書」



Click to read Contest Guideline


View List of Set Pieces / 瀏覽比賽指定誦材