BAY is one of the first public speaking competitions to be organised in the Mekong Delta Region, Southern Vietnam. BAY provides a platform for young students to choose their standpoints about many controversial issues and brainstorm a logic argument to verify their point of view in a formal format of public speaking. The topics of debating were highly critical and on-the-trend with Vietnamese public attention.
BAY COMPETITION 2017 – Organised by Elite TALKS Inc.
By equipping the Vietnamese youth with essential skills and positive attitude, BAY COMPETITION sets out to inspire the young generation to follow their dream, strive for success and become active global citizens.
At BAY, young students not only develop topics of preference, but also trained by professionals about debating skills, public speaking and arguments.
Every candidate was required to submit a video (2-3 minutes), presenting a topic of choice. Video was uploaded on the official website for voting. The candidate with the highest vote proceed straightly to the Final Round.
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15 candidates with the highest score in the Audition Round were chosen to compete in the Semi-Final. The candidates were trained before having one week to prepare for the presentation. The judges selected 7 students from the two age groups for the Final Round.
The Final Gala day of the BAY COMPETITION took place on the 22th of July at the University of Can Tho, Can Tho City. The venue has a capacity of over 2000 seats to accommodate guest speakers, students, lecturers and parents. The Final Gala night included candidates’ presentations and entertainment performances.
The best 8 candidates presented on stage for two sub-rounds. The first sub-round determined the best two candidates of each age group. The second sub-round was the competition between the best four candidates. A champion was crowned for each age group.