5.1 The competition is divided into two sections, as follows:
: Prepared Speech -
: Impromptu Speech5.2 For Section 1 (Prepared Speech), contestants are to observe the followingrules:5.2.1 Primary school contestants will deliver a prepared speech on atopic of their choice for 4 to 6 minutes.5.2.2 Secondary school contestants will deliver a prepared speech on atopic of their choice for 6 minutes.5.2.3 A warning bell will be sounded at the 5
minute and a final bell atthe 6
minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.5.3 For Section 2 (Impromptu Speech), contestants are to observe the followingrules:5.3.1 Contestants are given a topic four minutes before they are due topresent the speech.5.3.2 All contestants speak on the same topic.5.3.3 The time allocated for the impromptu speech is three minutes.5.3.4 A warning bell will be sounded at the 2
minute and a final bell atthe 3
minute. Marks will be deducted thereafter.5.4 The topic for the Impromptu Speech will be prepared and provided by theDivision of Co-curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education.
6.1 A panel of at least 3 or 5 judges will be appointed for all the rounds at all levels.The competition at the national level will be judged by a panel of 5 judges,appointed by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts, Ministry of Education.6.2 Points will be allocated according to the scoresheet.6.3 Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote.6.4 The decision of the judges is final.