Education First (EF) International Speech Competition 2018 for Young People (Fully Funded to New York, USA)

Application Deadline: April 15th 2018

The EF Challenge is an international speech competition that encourages high school students to find a creative and engaging answer to the question: “What does sustainable development mean to you?” With the help of their teachers, the EF Challenge participants will write and record a short speech that inspires the audience and convinces the jury: both students and teachers have the chance to win amazing prizes – from trips to dream-destinations to study abroad courses and online English lessons.


  • Win a two-week study abroad course to a destination of your choice
  • Win a trip to the EF Youth Leadership Forum at the EF New York
    The EF Youth Leadership Forum brings together outstanding students from all over the world and gives them an opportunity to become better global leaders. They gather one week in our EF New York Campus to discuss global issues and explore this amazing international city.
  • Win a spot for an EF Teacher Training Course

Application Procedure:

1. Registration deadline
 15 April 2018
All students and teachers must be registered and will receive an email with instructions on how to submit the speeches
2. Video Upload Deadline
 1 May 2018
All videos have to be uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform, and the link must be shared with us
3. National Winner Announcement
15 May 2018
National juries will choose the best speeches and announce the finalists
4. Global Winner Announcement
30 May 2018

The global winners of the EF Challenge 2018 will be announced and showered with prizes

For More Information:

Visit the Official webpage of the Education First (EF) International Speech Competition 2018


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