Application Guidelines

STEP 1: Write an original speech script on a topic of your choice*.
• The script should be about equivalent to a 5-min speech (4 min for Secondary School Category).
• You cannot submit a script that has been presented in public before. Speech content that violate this may be disqualified.
• Your script file should be name “Category_Name” (e.g. “Secondary_Elaine Lee”) for submission.

*In the event that a speech shortlisted for the Final Round includes content of a sensitive nature, the Speech Contest Committee reserves the right to request the finalist to make necessary amendments to their speech.

STEP 2: Submit your application via email OR apply online no later than 7 June 2019, 12PM.

Submission via email
i. Download the application form: JSC 2019 Application Form.
ii. Complete the form and email it with your script to
• Email subject title should be “JSC Application”

Online Application
i. Go to Fill in the form and submit.
ii. For those below 18: You are also required to upload signed permission by a parent/guardian. Download the form here. 

Applications not following the requirements will be asked to resubmit their application.

Please take note of the important dates stated below. Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications
(submission of manuscript)

7 June 2019, 12PM (Friday)

Notification to semi-finalists

14 June 2019 (Friday)

Closing date for audio recording of speech

21 June 2019, 12PM (Friday)

Notification to finalists

28 June 2019 (Friday)

Briefing / Rehearsal for finalists

6 July 2019 (Saturday)

Final contest at the Auditorium of The Japanese Association, Singapore 
(open to general public)

14 July 2019, 10AM (Sunday)


An audio recording of your speech will be required should you be shortlisted for the semi-finals.