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English eloquence contest “TIS The Pitch 2018” seeks contestants
Nguyen Quy
Tuesday,  Apr 3, 2018,22:37 (GMT+7)

English eloquence contest “TIS The Pitch 2018” seeks contestants

Nguyen Quy

Le Ngan Giang, the winner of the “TIS The Pitch 2017”, shares her journey to victory during last year’s contest at a news conference on March 31 in HCMC - PHOTO: HOANG PHONG

An English eloquence contest called “TIS The Pitch 2018” is calling for contestants from high schools nationwide aged between 15 and 18.

Contestants must demonstrate their public speaking skills in English and raise their voice over current social issues or come up with future business plans.

In the qualifying round, all contestants are required to make a video with a length of three to five minutes to present feasible startup ideas or address social issues of shared concerns in the areas of education, health and urban issues.

The deadline for submission is April 20. The top 30 topics will be selected to enter to the semifinal round slated for April 28 where all contestants will be challenged in a 5-minute presentation to prove their English-speaking ability as well as persuade the judging panel for the feasibility of business ideas or solutions for social issues.

The top 10 topics will be eligible for the final round on May 28 at Dreamplex Co-working Space in Binh Thanh District, HCMC.

The first-prize winning team will be given to a full scholarship totaling VND450 million, and five scholarships costing VND100 million each for an MA program at University of Greenwich Vietnam.

Meanwhile, those contestants whose topics are eligible to the semifinal round can receive an IELTS scholarship worth around VND6.5 million to improve their English proficiency at TIS.

Last year’s contest saw nearly 1,300 contestants from eight provinces and cities.

The ninth-grader Le Ngan Giang won the “TIS The Pitch 2017” for her convincing presentation with the topic “Child Sexual Abuse”.

Organized by The International School (TIS) and under the patronage of the HCMC Department of Education and Training, the competition has been an annual playground to instill confidence in high-school students about English speaking and critical thinking.

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