Application Guidelines

How to Apply

1.Write an original script in Japanese for speech on a topic of your choice*
   • Secondary Category: 4-minute speech
   • Junior College, Tertiary, Open Categories: 5-minute speech

2.Go to:

3. Fill in the online application form and submit your speech script
   • Name your script file "Category_Name" (e.g. "Secondary_Elaine Lee")
   • Your script must be in Word or PDF format during submission
   • Those below 18 years old are required to upload signed permission by a parent or guardian. Download the form here.

*Please see our judging criteria for a list of topics to avoid.
*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.
*You cannot submit a script that had been presented in public before. Speech content that violate this may be disqualified.

Application Deadline: 6 June 2021 (Sun)

• Late applications will not be accepted.
• Only applications submitted via the online form above will be accepted.
• The Committee reserves the right to reject any applicants found to have not met the eligibility and application requirements.

Important Dates

6 June 2021(Sun) Application Deadline (Submission of Script)

11 June 2021(Fri)

Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email

20 June 2021(Sun)

Deadline for submission of audio recording for shortlisted applicants

25 June 2021(Fri)

Finalists will be notified via email

3 July 2021(Sat)

Rehearsal and briefing for finalists

11 July 2021 9:30AM (Sun)

Finalists will present their speeches live at the Finals at The Japanese Association, Singapore
(The contest will be aired to the public via zoom)